Central Illinois recently received a large dose of rainfall, which has since flooded out farmland, and disrupted the day to day lives of many in the region. Another impact the rains are having is at Lake Shelbyville, where elevated water levels have caused nearly all beaches at the lake to close until further notice.
Ashley Florey, Natural Resource Specialist with the US Army Corp of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from our downtown Shelbyville Studios, and said the water level at Lake Shelbyville is well above average.
High water boat ramps are being utilized at the lake so visitors can still enjoy their time on the water, however the options for beach goers at Lake Shelbyville right now is limited.
Florey says the lake level is gradually falling back to normal levels, and that the Corp hopes to see the beaches open once again sometime in July.