Rend Lake


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407.02 FEET
Full Pool: 405.0
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TCC ranked in top 20 by

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 7/29/2016 3:54:00 PM

For 2016, Florida Keys Community College was the closest to the Tallahassee school, coming in 18th. The top-ranked school was Rend Lake College in Ina, Illinois. Contact senior writer Byron Dobson at or on Twitter @byrondobson

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Mike Hartfield Added To U.S. Olympic Track And Field Team, Replaces Marquis Dendy

Team USA

Date: 7/29/2016 3:36:00 PM

He won the 2010 national junior college championship for Rend Lake College in Illinois before transferring to Ohio State. Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, 2016 U.S. Olympic Team bios, videos and more. Hartfield was informed of his

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'Night Skies' viewing at Rend Lake


Date: 7/29/2016 10:00:00 AM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers environmental science series "Night Skies" program continues on Saturday, July 30. You can explore our solar system through a high-powered telescope set up at the Rend Lake Visitor Center from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Greg

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Kiwanis celebrates diamond jubilee

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Date: 7/29/2016 8:20:00 AM

The club has also held bike ride fundraisers in order to provide a Fun Day at Rend Lake and a Christmas party. The latter two events are hosted for mentally and physically handicapped individuals. Additionally, Kiwanis has helped with service projects like

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Tee off at the 36th RLC Foundation Golf Outing Sept. 15

WJBD Radio

Date: 7/29/2016 6:13:00 AM

WHITTINGTON, Ill. (July 26, 2016) – Golfers will soon “swing fore success” at the 36th Annual Rend Lake College Foundation Golf Outing, to raise funds for RLC students. The scramble will begin with an 11 a.m. lunch on Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Rend

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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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