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Introducing Administrator Pruitt

EPA

Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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Date: 2/19/2017 3:16:14 AM

Peggy Miller — 5 starI remember when the Lake of Egypt was created. My family loved the restful atmospheric that surrounded the house we built on the Lake. All of Southern Illinois is breathtakingly beautful. Even the four lane highways suprise a visitor

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Letter: Coyote contests are reprehensible

randolphcountyheraldtribune.com

Date: 2/16/2017 5:16:00 AM

The coyote killing contests occurring in southern Illinois are reprehensible. On Feb. 4 and 5, the Southern Illinois Predator Challenge was held at Lake of Egypt. Coming up is the Big Muddy Predator Challenge Feb. 24 to 26 in Murphysboro. These contests

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Letter: Coyote contests are reprehensible

The Daily Republican

Date: 2/15/2017 11:54:00 PM

The coyote killing contests occurring in southern Illinois are reprehensible. On Feb. 4 and 5, the Southern Illinois Predator Challenge was held at Lake of Egypt. Coming up is the Big Muddy Predator Challenge Feb. 24 to 26 in Murphysboro. These contests

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Coyote contests are reprehensible

Du Quoin Evening Call

Date: 2/15/2017 5:54:00 AM

The coyote killing contests occurring in southern Illinois are reprehensible. On Feb. 4 and 5, the Southern Illinois Predator Challenge was held at Lake of Egypt. Coming up is the Big Muddy Predator Challenge Feb. 24 to 26 in Murphysboro. These contests

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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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