Rend Lake


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Full Pool: 405.0
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Paducah Police searching for two robbery suspects


Date: 11/25/2015 3:46:00 PM

WSIL -- People on the job hunt can get some free help from Rend Lake College. WSIL -- People on the job hunt can get some free help from Rend Lake College. The 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade takes to the streets of New York. The 89th annual

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RLC offers firearms training next year

Benton Evening News

Date: 11/25/2015 11:19:00 AM

INA – Seven weekends this spring and summer have been set aside to train community members interested in obtaining their Illinois Concealed Carry licenses through Rend Lake College. Local businesses and organizations can also contact RLC to schedule

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Rend Lake College to host Concealed Carry courses next year


Date: 11/24/2015 8:59:00 PM

Starting next year, Rend Lake College (RLC) will be hosting a series of classes in which community members can train to obtain Illinois Concealed Carry Licenses. Students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of gun safety and law, including

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Pinckneyville hires new city clerk

The Southern

Date: 11/24/2015 3:07:00 PM

After growing up in Pinckneyville, he spent 15 years in the coal mines, and later taught business courses at University of South Carolina, Rend Lake College and McKendry College. "No matter where I went, I always end up back in Pinckneyville," he said

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Warrior Series 5K run pushed back to Dec. 19

WJBD Radio

Date: 11/24/2015 8:49:00 AM

INA, Ill. (Nov. 24, 2015) – Runners in Southern Illinois have an extra week to register for the first Warrior Series run – the Warrior 5 – at the Rend Lake College Rec this winter. The 5K will take place on Saturday, Dec. 19 on the Ina campus

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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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