Rend Lake


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410.39 FEET
Full Pool: 405.0
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Former NBA player and coach Doug Collins to speak at Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame dinner


Date: 7/2/2015 5:41:00 AM

The dinner is set for 7 p.m. July 1, at the Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center within Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park, near Interstate 57 about 20 miles south of Mount Vernon. Social hour begins at 6 p.m.; tickets are $40 each or $280 for a table of eight

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Local bands will be rocking the Bluegill Music Festival Saturday

The Southern

Date: 7/1/2015 11:56:00 PM

The all-day event is July 4 at the Rend Lake Dam. Parking lots open at 10 a.m., and gates open at 10:30 a.m. Music will start simultaneously from three stages at 11 a.m. and will flow nearly nonstop for the next 13 hours. There will be a break at 9:30

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7 Terrible Consequences Of The Illinois Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post

Date: 7/1/2015 5:18:00 PM

and the Southern Illinois Art and Artisans Center at Rend Lake. 2. State parks could close For now, state parks will remain open, though it's unknown if that will be the case should the budget situation go on for an extended period. Visitors are advised to

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Lady Foxes represented in Pontiac

McLeansboro Times-Leader

Date: 7/1/2015 4:10:00 PM

“It's very rewarding for her,” Winemiller said. “I know she spent a lot of time shooting out in the yard. She is a tremendous player and even better person.” Rubenacker has committed to Rend Lake College to play volleyball and basketball next year

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USI men's basketball adds significant height to roster

Evansville Courier and Press

Date: 7/1/2015 3:20:00 PM

at Denver School of Science and Technology, then 2.5 points and 3.0 rebounds at Western Nebraska Community College in 2014-15. USI also signed Jeril Taylor, a 6-4 guard who averaged 16.2 points and 9.1 rebounds at Rend Lake College two years ago

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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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