Rend Lake


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The edn Effingham Daily News

Date: 6/28/2016 2:22:00 PM

The future bride is a 2009 graduate of Dieterich High School and a 2011 graduate of Rend Lake College. She is employed with Patterson Technology Center. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Effingham High School. He is employed with Crossroads Truck

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Americorps grant renewed

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Date: 6/27/2016 1:42:00 AM

INA — Rend Lake College students will continue to volunteer in local communities next year, thanks to the renewal of the AmeriCorps Grant. Valued at approximately $440,000, the grant helps students with training and educational awards to both give back

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Discovery Camp

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Date: 6/23/2016 5:26:00 AM

Health careers have been the focus of the annual Rend Lake College Discovery Camp this week. The two-day camp is free and is held at the Ina campus and at local hospitals through a partnership with South Central Illinois Allied Health Education Center Network

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RLC OKs money transfers

McLeansboro Times-Leader

Date: 6/23/2016 4:12:00 AM

INA — The Rend Lake College Board of Trustees approved a transfer of funds at Tuesday night’s meeting. The RLC Board will transfer $3,400,000 from the working cash fund to the education fund in order to offset state funding issues. “We are like

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Church volunteers dedicate drone to search and rescue efforts


Date: 6/23/2016 12:06:00 AM

Members of the church group earned their drone certification from a course offered by Rend Lake College. Multiple colleges nationwide started offering such courses in the spring of 2016 in preparation for long-anticipated drone regulations released from

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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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