Rend Lake

ILLINOIS


Lake Level
408.23 FEET
5/24/2015
Full Pool: 405.0
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Area High School Students Graduate with College Degrees

WSIL TV

Date: 5/22/2015 4:45:00 PM

You could call it more bang for your buck. The students took advantage of a dual credit program with Shawnee Community College and Rend Lake. It allows students to attend high school and college at the same time, saving them time and money. After four

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Area High School Students Graduate with College Degrees

WSIL TV

Date: 5/22/2015 4:45:00 PM

You could call it more bang for your buck. The students took advantage of a dual credit program with Shawnee Community College and Rend Lake. It allows students to attend high school and college at the same time, saving them time and money. After four

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Free science program kicks off for the season

Benton Evening News

Date: 5/22/2015 7:26:00 AM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake invites you to attend the first Environmental Science Series program of the 2015 season. It will be held in the Rend Lake Project Office & Visitor Center on Saturday, May 23 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Natural

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Irene Mosimann

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Date: 5/22/2015 4:05:00 AM

Vernon where she sang in the choir and participated in Sunday school and women’s groups. At the age of 80, she enrolled in a computer class at Rend Lake College. Using her new skills, she delighted in making and mailing greeting cards to her friends and

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McQueen athletes make it official, sign for college

Reno Gazette-Journal

Date: 5/21/2015 8:20:00 PM

They are: Collin Bernard, San Diego Christian College, basketball; Harrison Holetz, Chapman University, golf; Adrian Luna, University of Saint Mary, football and track and field; and Derek Novsek, Rend Lake College, basketball. The Dayton Dust Devils had

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• Surface Area: 18,900 Acres
• Average Depth: 10 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 35 feet
Rend Lake is a 13 miles-long, 3 miles-wide southern Illinois reservoir in Franklin and Jefferson Counties near Benton, Illinois. The lake contains 18,900 acres of water, stores 185,000 acre feet of water, and supplies over 15 million gallons of water per day to 300,000 persons in over 60 communities. The reservoir is up to 35 feet deep, but its average depth is closer to 9.7 feet. Its elevation is 405 feet above sea level.
Rend Lake is a reservoir, created when the United States Army Corps of Engineers dammed the Big Muddy River. The dam and lake were authorized in 1962, but the lake was not completely filled until March 1973.
The lakeshore of Rend Lake extends covers 162 miles, part of which is preserved as Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area. Swimming beaches at North Marcum and South Sandusky are managed and maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers. An adjacent Illinois Artisans Shop & Visitors Center is part of the Illinois State Museum system and is operated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
In 2010, Rend Lake was designated as an Important Bird Area of Illinois.
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