Rend Lake


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Full Pool: 405.0
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Rend Lake College Grad Drake Carter Preps for Med School in Australia

WJBD Radio

Date: 6/22/2017 7:31:00 PM

INA, Ill. – For one Rend Lake College graduate, the list of personal and academic achievements goes on and on: 4.0 grade point average with four appearances on the President’s Honors list, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Rho Xi Honor Society member and All-USA

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Fowler: Week in Review

McLeansboro Times-Leader

Date: 6/22/2017 4:04:00 AM

Fowler’s ongoing economic development efforts, he was joined by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and other Southern Illinois legislators for a June 14 announcement about the future of the now-shuttered Rend Lake Resort at Wayne Fitzgerrell

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West County sparkles on spring diamonds

Daily Journal

Date: 6/21/2017 5:52:00 PM

Fieser earned medalist honors at events hosted by Rend Lake and Lincoln Trail, including a sudden death playoff in the former, and tied for second in the 11-team Webster Gorlok Spring Invitational. Ricardo Devoto and Dylan White joined Fieser with all

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Rend Lake College Spring 2017 Honors Lists

WJBD Radio

Date: 6/20/2017 8:53:00 AM

INA, Ill. (June 20, 2017) – Rend Lake College is pleased to announce 396 students have made the President’s and Vice Presidents’ lists of academic honors for the Spring 2017 semester. The lists include 150 individuals named to the President’s List

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A banner year for Duncan

Herald & Review

Date: 6/20/2017 1:24:00 AM

To no surprise, he was working. Only this time, it was with former Rend Lake Community College head track coach Eric Alberter, a friend of athletic director Todd Vohland. “He would do some kind of sprint drills during the fall. When we were at the

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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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