Drought Remains Widespread
Update: 4:11 pm, 2/4/14, Tuesday DECATUR -- In the past few years, Lake Decatur has struggled to provide enough water to the area.
Update: 10:07 pm DECATUR -- A multimillion dollar project could help protect the city from drought.
URBANA -- Drought conditions are impacting farmers in Champaign County.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Droughts are a concern for everyone.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Farmers are taking advantage of warmer weather and getting in the fields.
DECATUR -- Towns around Central Illinois were devastated by flooding, but all of the rain actually helped one city.
DECATUR -- Residents will soon pay more for water.
DECATUR -- Snow from this week's storm is starting to melt and that's a good thing for the city.
Update: 10:08 pm
DECATUR -- The city council approved a plan to partner with ADM to increase emergency water supplies.
TOLONO -- Farmers around the state hope this year won't see a repeat of last year's summer drought.
All counties in Central Illinois are now listed with "normal" soil conditions according to the US Drought Monitor.
February is already looking to be cold.
DECATUR -- Last summer's drought is history at this point as the city now has the opposite problem.
Here's the drought monitor from the week of 1/31/13
Here's the drought monitor from January 17, 2013.
2012 will be remembered for drougth and hot weather. Here's a look at some of the stats.
Here's the drought monitor from January 10th of 2013.
Here's the drought monitor from the first week of 2013.
Here's the drought monitor for December 27th of 2012.
Here's the drought monitor from the week of December 20th, 2012.
Here's a look at the drought monitor from December 19th.
Here's the drought monitor for the week of December 6th.
Here's the drought monitor from the week of November 29th.
Here's a look at the current water restrictions in Central Illinois.
Here's a look at current burn bans across central Illinois.
Here's the drought monitor from the week of November 22nd.
Here's the drought monitor from 11/15/12.
A strong cold front brought rain and even a few snow flurries to areas of Central Illinois on Sunday night. Many areas saw over an inch of rain.
Here's the drought monitor for the week of 11/8/12
Here's The Drought Monitor for the week of 11/1/12.
Here's a look at what you can expect for November.
Here's a look at the drought monitor from the week of October 18th, 2012
DECATUR -- City leaders want to make sure people have plenty of water.
Here's the drought monitor for the week of October 11th, 2012.
Here's the drought monitor from September 25th, 2012.
DECATUR -- Lake Decatur is on the rise after seeing some rain in the last two weeks, but the city is not in the clear just yet.
Here's the drought monitor from 9/18/12
Here's a look ar our drought from the week of September 11th.
MACON COUNTY -- The drought is killing more than just crops.
Here's a look at the drought monitor for the week of September 4th.
DECATUR -- People here have been waiting for rain all summer.
DECATUR -- The drought is still taking a toll on Lake Decatur.
SPRINGFIELD -- Experts estimate record numbers of farmers will file claims on crop insurance policies this year because of the drought.
DECATUR -- It was good to see some much-needed rain last week, but it will do little to help the city.
ATWOOD -- The village's burn ban has been lifted.
CHAMPAIGN -- Thursday's storms dumped a lot of rain.
Here's the drought monitor from 8/16/12
MCLEAN COUNTY -- Officials are lifting the burn ban Wednesday, August 15.