Rain May End Decatur Water-Use Restrictions
Water officials in Decatur say that steady, recent rains have raised Lake Decatur's level enough for them to consider ending mandatory water-use restrictions.
Decatur Water Management director Keith Alexander told the Herald & Review in Decatur (http://bit.ly/ukDw2p ) on Wednesday that the lake's water level is just over 611 feet above sea level.
That's still a little low but within a foot or two of the typical winter water level.
Alexander said that if the water level reaches 611.5 feet, restrictions could be lifted.
The city put restrictions on water use in place in October as parts of central Illinois endured drought.