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Fire officials: “trim back low hanging tree limbs”


Date: 8/14/2019 4:52:00 AM

LAKE OF EGYPT, Ill. (KFVS) - Fire officials with the Lake Egypt Fire Protection District are asking residents to trim low hanging branches. Officials said the limbs can potentially slow down response

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Most Influential Business Women 2019: Donna Richter, Southern Illinois Builders Association

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Date: 8/9/2019 4:00:00 AM

Richter is married and has a 26-year-old son. In her free time, she and her husband like to go boating and fishing at the Lake of Egypt in Illinois

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Crappie tournament to be held at Lake of Egypt


Date: 7/24/2019 9:22:00 PM

MARION, IL (KFVS) - Crappie anglers get ready because the Lake of Egypt will be holding a crappie fishing tournament March 18 and 19 in Williamson County. Crappie USA is America's premiere national

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Registration is open for youth football in Carterville


Date: 7/24/2019 7:42:00 AM

WILLIAMSON CO. (WSIL) -- Some homeowners associations on Lake of Egypt are putting restrictions on rental home properties. WILLIAMSON CO. (WSIL) -- Some homeowners associations on Lake of Egypt are

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Gordon named head coach at West Frankfort


Date: 7/23/2019 10:20:00 PM

Adding restrictions on vacation rentals at Lake of Egypt Adding restrictions on vacation rentals at Lake of Egypt WILLIAMSON CO. (WSIL) -- Some homeowners associations on Lake of Egypt are putting

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• Length: 90 Miles
• Surface Area: 2,300 Acres
• Average Depth: 18 Feet
Lake of Egypt is a man-made lake in the Little Egypt region of the U.S. state of Illinois. It is located six miles (10 km) south of Marion, Illinois and covers 2,300 acres (9 km²) with 90 miles (145 km) of shoreline. The lake has an average depth of 18 feet (5.5 m) with a maximum depth of 52 feet (15.8 m). The lake is owned by the Southern Illinois Power Cooperative (SIPC), who created the impoundment in 1962, by damming the South fork of the Saline River, to supply cooling water for a coal-burning electric power plant.

As a privately owned lake it is subject to regulation by its owners and the state. Terms of use from the SIPC are in the "Official Lake of Egypt Rules and Regulations". Public access is allowed as are all size boat motors. Waterskiing and jet skis are also permitted in most of the lake. Camping at the lake is allowed at Buck Ridge Campground, part of the Shawnee National Forest
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