Rend Lake


Lake Level
406.50 FEET
Full Pool: 405.0
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SWIC comeback falls short against Rend Lake College


Date: 2/22/2017 8:38:00 PM

Rend Lake College sophomore Anton Ivy scored 22 points, including three free throws in the last minute, on Wednesday as the Warriors defeated the Southwestern Illinois College Blue Storm 70-67 in a Great Rivers Athletic Conference game. Trying to climb to

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Statesmen drop GRAC contest at Rend Lake, 86-72, for 5th straight loss

Robinson Daily News

Date: 2/22/2017 12:34:00 PM

A rough first half was too much for Lincoln Trail College's men's basketball team to overcome Saturday (Feb. 18). The Statesmen dug themselves a double-digit deficit over the first 20 minutes and the end result was an 86-72 defeat at the hands of Rend Lake

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Gilbert apartment complex joins ‘smart home’ movement, but will the trend take off?


Date: 2/22/2017 8:47:00 AM

There will be three culinary classes offered through Rend Lake College’s Community and Corporate Education Division. There will be three culinary classes offered through Rend Lake College’s Community and Corporate Education Division. this senester

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One Minor Injury Reported in Firey I-64 Crash in Washington County

WJBD Radio

Date: 2/22/2017 8:19:00 AM

State Police say the crash completely closed westbound I-64 for about 45 minutes. Illinois State Police was assisted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Nashville Fire Department, Washington County EMS, Rend Lake Towing and Precision Towing

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Introducing Administrator Pruitt


Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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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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