Rend Lake


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406.71 FEET
Full Pool: 405.0
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Lady Cats Fall At Home To Nashville

WJBD Radio

Date: 3/25/2017 5:42:00 AM

Today in softball action, Mater Dei is at Edwardsville, Vandalia at Pawnee, Okawville at Breese Central, Christ Our Rock at Carrier Mills. In college softball, KC is at home for 2 against Rend Lake starting at 12

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Women's Golf Readies For Saluki Invitational

Loyola University Bamblers

Date: 3/24/2017 11:46:00 AM

Logan Community College, Lipscomb, Lindenwood, Rend Lake Community College and Tennessee State. Loyola opened the spring portion of its schedule just under a month ago at the Edwin Watts Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, S.C. Bowser paced the attack for

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Date: 3/24/2017 10:02:00 AM

This year's field includes Loyola, Tennessee State, Fort Wayne, Lipscomb, Austin Peay, Chicago State, Eastern Illinois, Lindenwood, Rend Lake Community College and John A. Logan Community College and host Southern Illinois. SIU is the field's top

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LLC roundup: Lady Lakers sweep Rend Lake

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 3/23/2017 7:54:00 PM

MATTOON (JG-TC) — The Lake Land softball team picked up two more wins Thursday against Rend Lake. Emily Oestreich was the winning pitcher in the first game, a 6-0 shutout. Oestreich pitched all seven innings, allowed only three hits and struck out 11

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Carterville native singer-songwriter Kali Lynn building a solid Southern Illinois fan base

The Southern

Date: 3/23/2017 9:49:00 AM

She graduated from Carterville High School in 2008, Rend Lake College in 2010 and Kentucky Wesleyan in 2012, where she was a member of the school's traveling choir that performed at New York's prestigious Carnegie Hall. “I was in total awe, just taking

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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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