This spring's heavy rains have affected a popular tourist attaction this Memorial Day weekend.
Lake Shelbyville has seen its lake level rise considerably as a result of spring rains, and as a result, the 9th Street Beach just north of the Shelbyville Dam, is completely under water.
Additionally, high water boat ramps are open rather than the normal boat ramps that boaters take to get on and off the lake. The high water boat ramps were installed a few years ago, after heavy spring rains completely closed all the normal ramps that are used. This had a major effect on tourism at the Lake, which caused lake officials to construct the high water ramps.
More rain is expected in Central Illinois thru the Memorial Day holiday weekend, which will only add to Lake Shelbyville's pool level.