Water Released from Lake Decatur
Six months ago, it was too low. But now, it's too high. In order to prevent flooding this spring, city officials have begun releasing water from Lake Decatur. They say if we get too much rain, keeping the lake at full capacity could easily cause flooding along the shoreline, and if the lake freezes when full, the thawing process could crack the lake's concrete supports.
The goal is to maintain water levels at about 88 percent, but lake officials say it's all a guessing game. Another drought this spring could cause low levels all over again.