News

CWLP: Lake Levels Back to Normal

CWLP: Lake Levels Back to Normal

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

The snowier-than-normal winter had one benefit:  things are looking for better for boaters on Lake Springfield this year; at least so far.

After a few years below its normal level, CWLP Water Division Manager Ted Meckes says this past winter has brought the lake up to full pool.

“We were about two-and-half, three feet down up until the recent snow-melt and that filled the lake up” says Meckes.

Meckes says the utility is constantly monitoring the lake level and newly installed flood gates will mitigate any flooding that might occur by allowing CWLP to discharge excess water to area tributaries.

The National Weather Service is predicting normal amounts of rain through May.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Jacksonville Police Have “Person of Interest” in Shooting, No One in Custody

gun

Jacksonville Police say they have someone they want to interview in a shooting death from Friday morning.

in Local

Next Generation of Business Leaders Learn From an Internet Pro

computer

Dozens of area high school students spent their morning with a top executive in the social media world

in Election 2014, Local

Senate Candidates Spar Over Treatment of Veterans

durbin oberweis

Oberweis OK with veterans having an option to VA facilities

in Local

Not a Typical Morning for Some State Workers

fire

Woman saved from fire by state employees

in Local

Jacksonville Shooting Leaves One Dead

policetape

Jacksonville man is dead after a shooting near the Jacksonville School District Office