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Title:Watershed Monitoring and Land Use Evaluation for the Lake Decatur Watershed
Author(s):Demissie, Misganaw; Keefer, Laura; Borah, Deva; Knapp, Vern; Shaw, Susan; Nichols, Ken; Mayer, Dan
Subject(s):Lake Decatur
water supply reservoir
Sangamon River
Abstract:Lake Decatur is the water supply reservoir for the City of Decatur. The reservoir was created in 1922 by construction of a dam to impound the flow of the Sangamon River. The dam created a lake with a volume of 20,000 acre-feet, but was later modified in 1956 to increase the maximum capacity of the lake to 28,000 acre-feet. The drainage area of the Sangamon River upstream of Lake Decatur is 925 square miles.
Issue Date:1996
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Series/Report:ISWS Miscellaneous Publication MP-169
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright ... University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-06-04

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