Rend Lake


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409.18 FEET
Full Pool: 405.0
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Softball Aces defeat Frontier, move on in Region XIV tourney

Date: 5/2/2016 12:48:00 PM

Lake Land will play Rend Lake at noon, with subsequent games throughout the day and into Saturday depending upon the results of these first two match-ups. The losers of each contest will play in an elimination game at 2:00 p.m. Friday, with the winners

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Community colleges turning to part-time faculty to save money

The Southern

Date: 5/1/2016 7:44:00 PM

After a 5:30 a.m. wake-up call, the West Frankfort resident might start his day at Rend Lake College, only to finish up 65 miles away at Ullin-based Shawnee Community College. He’d be lucky to earn much more than minimum wage for his work — and even

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National Window Film Day

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Date: 4/30/2016

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit

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Carbondale's "second chance" high school on the brink of closure without state budget

The Southern

Date: 4/29/2016 12:55:00 AM

After graduation, Smith said she plans to enroll in Rend Lake College, and aspires to be a teacher. She would like to return to Rebound or a place like it. “This place makes some of the impossible possible,” she said

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SWIC set to close out regular season


Date: 4/27/2016 11:50:00 AM

The Southwestern Illinois College Blue Storm wraps up its ‘16 regular season this week with a three game series against Rend Lake College SWIC is 23-22 for the season and 10-14 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference baseball standings The NJCAA Region

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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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