News

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.

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