Water-Related News

Lake levels in the county are up

With significant rainfall recorded in Lake County in November 2014 and average rainfall this summer, area lakes are full heading into the fall, according to Mike Perry, executive director of the Lake County Water Authority.

“The rain we received in November allowed the lakes to begin to recover and the rains through the summer allowed them to maintain the levels we would like to see,” Perry said Tuesday.

So far in 2015 there were 36.64 inches of rain in Lake County, which is comparable to the historic average at 37.09 inches, according to information from the Lake County Water Authority.

Some locations receiving a significant surplus in rainfall over the last 12 months included County Road 474 with 10.94 more inches of rain; Brown Shinn Road with an additional 13.44 inches; and Villa City with an additional 5 inches compared to 2014.