Rend Lake


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Wheelers and basketball: A family legacy

The News-Gazette

Date: 12/16/2017 3:30:00 PM

That doesn't just stop at JT and TJ, either. Tom, the JT's grandfather and TJ's father, formerly served as a hoops coach at Christopher and Rend Lake Community College. Though Tom didn't coach TJ with the Christopher basketball program, that connection has

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Trail Blazers rally in second half

Quincy Herald-Whig

Date: 12/15/2017 10:14:00 PM

JWCC shot 43.1 percent from the floor. After JWCC plays Rend Lake Saturday, the Trail Blazers will get the next 10 days off. "It's been a long first semester and you kind of fight that mentality a little bit, but we want to finish strong," Hoyt said

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GIRLS' GOLF: Van Patten to golf in college

The Edwardsville Intelligencer

Date: 12/15/2017 8:50:00 PM

A mainstay in the varsity lineup this season for the Tigers, Van Patten will attend Rend Lake College in Ina and play women’s golf. “I’m really excited to continue playing golf at Rend Lake. It’s stress relieving to know where I’m going,” Van

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RLC Alumnus of the year awarded to Bob Kelley


Date: 12/15/2017 9:55:00 AM

Rend Lake College recently honored Bob Kelley with it's highest honor, Alumnus of the Year. The Alumnus of the Year and other awards were given out at the RLC Annual Dinner, December. 7 at the Mt. Vernon Hotel & Events Center. RLC Foundation CEO Kay Zibby

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Edwardsville's Van Patten signs with Rend Lake golf program

Date: 12/15/2017 7:35:00 AM

Your device does not support the audio. EDWARDSVILLE – Edwardsville's Carlie Van Patten certainly made some contributions to the girls golf team during her time as a Tiger. Van Patten will now get the opportunity to compete at the next level, signing a

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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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