Council to Discuss Drought


DECATUR- Though the weather is cooler, the level of Lake Decatur continues to fall.  The lake is only 55 percent full, and city leaders say if the levels go down by roughly four inches, they will have to ask Tate and Lyle and ADM to conserve water by 15 percent.

Director of Water Management Keith Alexander says it's something they've been working on with the companies.

If the lake level continues to fall, the city will also begin pumping from a temporary pipeline which runs through Lincoln Park.  That should be operational in the next three to five weeks.       

On Monday, the Decatur city council will hear details about a contract between Black and Veatch and the city to install 4-emergency temporary wells to help the water flow.  At that meeting, we'll find out about the cost and location of those wells

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