Lake Bloomington

The Lake Bloomington watershed surrounds both Towanda and Merna.  The City of Bloomington and the Town of Normal are expanding into the southwestern edge of the watershed.  Money Creek delivers most of the water from the rest of the watershed to Lake Bloomington.

Uses of the Lake

This watershed serves as the main source of drinking water for Bloomington.

Recreation and residential development are the second and third priority uses.  It also houses Timber Point Outdoor Center and Camp Peairs, which provide encouraging nature, including forests and shorelines, to  children.

-Reduce chemical and fertilizer use

-Don’t mow close to streams

-Do not flush medicine/pharmaceuticals down the drain 

Use native plants as a natural buffer to keep pollutants out of the lakes, streams, and rivers Divert downspouts away from pavement and into rain barrels or rain gardens

-Get involved and provide feedback at watershed planning meetings 

Properly maintain septic systems and have them inspected regularly

Do not feed waterfowl 

Adjust boat speed to reduce erosive wakes Avoid spilling gas, oil, paint, varnish, or stripper

 

Lake Bloomington Watershed

Watershed ~ 43,100 acres/70 square miles

Lake ~ 570 acre surface area/9.5 miles of shoreline

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Watershed Plans

Watershed Oversight Committee Meeting Minutes

March 2016

November 2015

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September 2014

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