The greater Central Illinois area has received a lot of rain the past few weeks, which as since caused flooding in many areas. One area that hadn't been affected heavily until recently was Lake Shelbyville, wich is now dealing with some minor flooding.
Sarah Haslett, a Natural Resources Specialist for the US Army Corp of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show, and said the lake was actually below their normal water levels until the recent rainfall, which has since more than made up for the shortfall.
The USACE has now started to put into place high water plans into action. Part of these plans means switching to high water boat ramps at the lake.
Many beaches are getting ready to open in a few weeks at the Lake as well, and Haslett says some of the opening dates of the beaches may be affected if the water levels remain high.