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Lake Level
410.41 FEET
3/27/2015
Full Pool: 405.0
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Rend Lake conservancy district continues to express concern over American Water deal

Benton Evening News

Date: 3/26/2015 7:35:00 AM

A Bluford village board member delivered a letter from Jefferson County officials to the Rend Lake Water Conservancy District board condemning the potential sale of Mt. Vernon water and sewer system to American Water. The proposed sale was tabled at a Mt

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Water Resources Outlook for March 26, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/26/2015

Water Resources Outlook for March 26

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Bring in the Fourth with Bluegill Festival; tickets now on sale

The Southern

Date: 3/25/2015 10:30:00 PM

Sitting on a bench in the bright spring sunshine, a visitor can almost hear the grass grow on the desolate property at the old visitor's center near the Rend Lake Dam. Looking out at the water is a quiet, peaceful and serene experience. The atmosphere will

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Wilson saves Lake Land win

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 3/25/2015 7:30:00 PM

Lake Land raised its record to 9-6 overall and 5-1 in the GRAC with a 3 p.m. Thursday home game scheduled against Rend Lake. “It was just another good conference win to start out conference on the right foot,” Jackson said

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Wilson saves Lake Land win

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 3/25/2015 6:30:00 PM

Lake Land raised its record to 9-6 overall and 5-1 in the GRAC with a 3 p.m. Thursday home game scheduled against Rend Lake. “It was just another good conference win to start out conference on the right foot,” Jackson said

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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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