In June 1934, construction was completed on Lake Springfield's Spaulding Dam. The $488,000 (nearly $8 million in today's dollars) Spaulding Dam is a 1,700 foot wide earthen dam with a concrete core wall. At the west end of the dam are five gates (shown left, still under construction) that raise and lower automatically to control the lake level. CWLP has a number of pamphlets and booklets that outline the history of Lake Springfield, the CWLP Electric and Water Divisions, and the beginnings of CWLP. Read them online or order a free printed copy while supplies last..
City Water, Light & Power is the municipal electric and water utility for Springfield, Illinois. CWLP also owns and manages Lake Springfield, the primary source of drinking water for Springfield and one of Central Illinois' premier recreational resources.
City Water, Light & Power's general offices are located on the fourth floor of Municipal Center East, 800 East Monroe, Springfield, IL 62757. Contact information for the General Office and other utility offices can be found on the Contact Us page.