Rend Lake


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409.13 FEET
Full Pool: 405.0
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Lower gas prices expected over Memorial Day weekend


Date: 5/27/2016 7:22:00 PM

It's giving people here in Southern Illinois one more reason to travel this holiday weekend. Like Chris Dubec, who's heading up to Rend Lake for a weekend of boating, "I don't even care if it's raining we're going to go boating, you gotta deal with the

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NKU hires new VP for student affairs


Date: 5/25/2016 2:50:00 PM

Nadler has held faculty appointments at Eastern Illinois,Tulane, the University of Arkansas, the University of Alabama, Southern Illinois University, and Rend Lake Community College. In addition, he has served on approximately 30 student research

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HED: Trustees nominate RLC professor for award

Benton Evening News

Date: 5/23/2016 9:56:00 AM

Among them, Rend Lake College Professor Shari Carpenter. "Great teaching comes from the heart, and the nominees for ICCTA’s 2016 Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Member Award embody all the attributes of great teachers. Congratulations to our nominees

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Kiwanis awards four MVTHS scholarships

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Date: 5/21/2016 5:13:00 AM

MT. VERNON — The Kiwanis Club Thursday awarded four Mt. Vernon Township High School seniors heading to Rend Lake College $500 scholarships. “I personally know all four of them and all of them are real good workers and we're all real proud of them

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Trio of local athletes sign

Daily News

Date: 5/21/2016 1:32:00 AM

and Billy Burgett signing to play baseball at Rend Lake College in Ina, Ill. King is the first South Warren bowler to sign with a college program. “It’s a thrill,” King said. “To be the first one out of South Warren is amazing. It’s going to be a

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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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