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High Water Being Released From Lake Decatur

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — City officials in Decatur say they are releasing large quantities of water out of Lake Decatur that could lead to flooding and other problems along the Sangamon River.

The city said in a news release that water flowing down the river and snowmelt have led to high water in the lake. Lake Decatur sits on the eastern edge of the central Illinois town.

The lake is fed by the Sangamon River. The river then flows out of the lake and eventually winds its way west toward Springfield.

The news release says water being released could flood land along the river. It also warns boaters and others that the lake itself and the river below the lake could be unusually high for days.

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