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Rend Lake Creation Timeline*
1955 Rend Lake Conservancy District was formed to work toward the procurement of an area water supply.
1965 Rend Lake construction was authorized by federal government as a Corps of Engineers project.
1971 Construction of the lake and dam was completed, Inner City Water System started supplying water to 55 municipalities in Southern Illinois.
1976 18 hole golf course was constructed.
1979 Rend Lake trap facility was completed.
1991 Rend Lake Resort was constructed by State of Illinois.
1994 Golf course was expanded to 27 holes, Seasons Resort Hotel was constructed at the golf course.
1995 SHooting complex added sporting clays to skeet and trap shooting facilities
1996 500-arce hunting complex opened near shooting complex

Surface .......................................................18900 acres
Storage........................................................185.000 acre-ft
Shoreline length.......................................162 mi
Pool length.................................................13 mi
Pool Width..................................................3 mi
Maximum depth.........................................35 ft
At Flood Control Pool of 410.0 ft NGVD
Surface area..............................................24,800 acres
Total storage.............................................394,000 acre-ft
Earthen Embankment Dam Stats
Crest Elevation.........................................424 ft NGVD
-Height above streambed.........................54 ft

-Width at Crest........................................30 ft

Length.......................................................1.5 mi
Main Spillway
Type - Un-grated, concrete sections with notch
Crest elevation........................................410 ft NGVD
Crest length............................................435 ft
Auxiliary Spillway
Type - Untagged concrete weir
Crest elevation.......................................415 ft NGVD
Crest length............................................800 ft

 

* Taken from the 2002 Touring Southern Illinois guide published by The Southern Illinoisan. (pg 35)

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