Friday, December 4, 2015

Lake Springfield

Lake Springfield is a 4,260 acre  reservoir located in the city of Springfield, Illinois, southeast of downtown. It is 560 feet above sea level. It was formed in 1931-1935 by building Spaulding Dam across Sugar Creek, a tributary of the Sangamon River.The lake was created, at a cost of $2.5 million in the 1930s, as a source of water for Springfield and to provide coolant for the City Water, Light & Power coal-fired electrical generating plant.