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Donate Christmas trees to help fish

Date: 12/19/2014 12:35:00 PM

The Corps of Engineers says live Christmas trees can be used to help improve fish habitat at Rend Lake. They will use the donated trees to create underwater fish structures. The structures help provide feeding areas for fish of all sizes, refuge for small

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College programs open for testing

The Southern

Date: 12/18/2014 11:06:00 PM

INA -- Deadlines to apply to a number of health care programs at Rend Lake College are fast approaching, so students should register for testing into the Nursing, Radiologic Technology and SICCM (Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market) programs if needed

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Milford wins consolation title

Commercial News

Date: 12/18/2014 4:40:00 AM

DACC has won their last five games with wins over Moraine Valley Community College on Nov. 29, Rend Lake College on Dec. 1, Prairie State College on Dec. 6; Robert Morris on Saturday and Rose Hulman on Sunday. The Jaguars will take on Lakeland Community

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RLC orchestra, band looking for new members

The Southern

Date: 12/17/2014 10:01:00 PM

Rend Lake Spring Community Orchestra and Concert Band is looking for new members. The college offers to in-district residents tuition-free classes for those interested in joining the orchestra or band. RLC also has a number of new instruments available

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Goose hunting available for those with disabilities

The Gazette-Democrat

Date: 12/17/2014 12:09:00 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is offering an opportunity for hunters with disabilities to enjoy the sport of goose hunting. A specially designed, in-ground goose pit, located just east of the Mine 21 parking area, features a gradually

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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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