Rend Lake


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408.95 FEET
Full Pool: 405.0
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Tuesday May 5 government meetings

The Southern

Date: 5/5/2015 10:32:00 AM

Murphysboro Historic Preservation Commission: 5:30 p.m., Public Works Department office. Rend Lake College Board: 6:30 p.m., college, Ina. Southern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Advisory Committee: 1 p.m., Greater Egypt Regional

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Franklin Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Dinner nets $15,000 for scholarships

Benton Evening News

Date: 5/5/2015 8:09:00 AM

Fourteen sponsorship tables were recognized, awards were presented and the grant total raised was announced by Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year, Ruth Ann Carter, who will also ride in the May 9 Rend Lake Water Festival Parade. Carter said $9,875 in ticket

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John Wininger

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Date: 5/5/2015 4:50:00 AM

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Rend Lake College Foundation & Hospice of Good Samaritan and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey

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SBJ Calendar

The Southern

Date: 5/4/2015 11:20:00 PM

Starting Your Business in Illinois Rend Lake College will offer free “Starting Your Business in Illinois” workshops from 1 to 4 p.m. May 12 and 9 a.m. to noon June 18 in room 338 at RLC MarketPlace in Mount Vernon. To register or for more information

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ICC men's golf team wins Region XXIV tournament

Peoria Journal Star

Date: 5/4/2015 9:09:00 PM

Rend Lake led by seven shots after the 36-hole first day, but shot 315 in the final round to place third at 923. Parkland also finished with a 305 on Monday. ICC advances to play in the national tournament May 19-22 at Goose Pond in Scottsboro, Ala

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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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