Rend Lake

ILLINOIS


Lake Level
407.21 FEET
6/20/2018
Full Pool: 405.0
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SIU Carbondale, Rend Lake College to offer joint criminal justice program

The Southern Illinoisan

Date: 6/19/2018 7:49:00 AM

CARBONDALE — Rend Lake College and Southern Illinois University Carbondale have established a joint criminal justice program that will allow students to transfer smoothly to the university as juniors after completing their associate’s degrees

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Wild Things outlast Miners in a pitcher's duel

WSIL-TV

Date: 6/15/2018 8:19:00 PM

The Wild Things win it 1-0. FRANKLIN CO. -- After being closed for nearly two years, state officials hope Rend Lake Resort will be leased out this summer. This week, demolition began on a boatel building at the Rend Lake Resort that was in too bad of shape

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Officials hopeful Rend Lake Resort will be leased by Fall

WSIL-TV

Date: 6/15/2018 4:16:00 PM

FRANKLIN CO. -- After being closed for nearly two years, state officials hope Rend Lake Resort will be leased out this summer. This week, demolition began on a boatel building at the Rend Lake Resort that was in too bad of shape to fix up. The resort

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SIUC and Rend Lake College agree on joint criminal justice program

news.siu.edu

Date: 6/15/2018 3:27:00 PM

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Local students who are interested in a criminal justice degree now have more options, thanks to a new articulation agreement between Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Rend Lake College. The agreement was finalized at the Rend

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Illinois begins search for Rend Lake Resort operator

Effingham Daily News

Date: 6/15/2018 3:17:00 PM

WHITTINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials have finished remediation efforts at a resort in the southern part of the state and will soon begin seeking a new vendor to run the site. Officials will soon put out a request for proposals to run the Rend Lake

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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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