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Water Resources Outlook (September 2019)

NWS

Date: 9/19/2019

Water Resources Outlook (September

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Power outage affecting SEIEC customers

WSIL-TV

Date: 9/12/2019 7:11:00 AM

(WSIL) -- Some residents in the Lake of Egypt and Creal Springs area are without power this morning. Crews with SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative are working to fix a lightning arrester at

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Water Resources Outlook (August 2019)

NWS

Date: 8/23/2019

Water Resources Outlook (August

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Ski & Snowboard forecast near Lake of Egypt, IL

The Weather Channel

Date: 8/21/2019 7:00:00 PM

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Fire officials: “trim back low hanging tree limbs”

KFVS12

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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• 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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