Rend Lake


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407.33 FEET
Full Pool: 405.0
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Logan spikers rally past Lake Land

The Southern

Date: 9/3/2015 12:19:00 AM

Lake Land falls to 0-2 in the league and 4-5 overall. Logan will play host to a three-team tournament beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday against Lindenwood-Belleville and McKendree. Next conference match is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rend Lake

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Rend Lake College taking back unwanted prescription drugs


Date: 9/2/2015 6:00:00 AM

Rend Lake College is taking back prescription drugs in Mt. Vernon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 26th at the MarketPlace. The community is encouraged to bring their unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs. Liquids, needles, or syringes

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Kingsmen host Cruise Night

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Date: 9/2/2015 4:30:00 AM

MT. VERNON — The Kingsmen Auto Club will be hosting Cruise Night on Friday at the Rend Lake MarketPlace. The evening will feature General Motors vehicles — Buicks, Oldsmobiles, Pontiacs and more. Orphan cars are also invited to participate

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Wildlife Photography Program


Date: 9/1/2015 8:03:00 AM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake invites you to attend the last Environmental Science Series program of the 2015 season. It will be held at the Rend Lake Visitor Center on September 5th at 11:00 a.m. Join us as local wildlife photographer and

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Barbara Roberson

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Date: 9/1/2015 4:02:00 AM

The ceremony was performed by Kenneth Holland. She graduated from Anniston High School and later went to Rend Lake College and Mt. Vernon Beauty School. She worked as a CNA in home health care. In addition to her husband, Donald Roberson of Mt. Vernon

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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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