10/18/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Lake Michigan Water Safe After Flood: Officials

Nearly 100 billion gallons of flood water was set free into Lake Michigan during the weekend's historic rainfall.

But those who rely on Lake Michigan drinking water have nothing to fear from contamination, officials say.

"We have stepped up our monitoring," noted Chicago Department of Water Management spokesman Tom LaPorte. "But we have no reason to change our purification process."

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