While most of the winter has been dry for Central Illinois, recent rains have put away the thoughts of a drought going into the spring. In fact, Sarah Haslett with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville says the lake is a little higher than where the Corps would like it to be.
Haslett appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from our downtown Shelbyville studios. She says the lake level right now is where they would expect it to be in the summertime.
Haslett says a positive to the lake being high is that the boat docks are open, and people have taken advantage.
Haslett says not all of the courtesy docks are in yet, but there are some installed up and down the lake.