Bloomington water reservoirs now overflowing

By WEEK Producer

Bloomington water reservoirs now overflowing

February 8, 2013 Updated Feb 8, 2013 at 11:28 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The drought is now a thing of the past for the Bloomington Water Department.

Officials of the department say that precipitation from recent rainstorms has resulted in overflowing water supply in both of the city's reservoirs.

"The last time the Evergreen Lake Reservoir was completely full was almost exactly one year ago on February 5, 2012," said Water Director Craig Cummings. "The last time the Lake Bloomington Reservoir was completely full was July 4, 2012."

Cummings said recovery has been a slow and steady process.

"...In 2012, we weathered the drought in a much more orderly fashion, and only asked for voluntary water restrictions for a short period of time," said Cummings. "Starting the year with full water storage reservoirs is exactly the position we want to be in. Although it is highly unlikely, if another drought were to develop, we would be in an excellent position to improve upon our response with a water conservation plan."

Cummings says that plan will be under development in the summer of 2013.

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