Patoka Lake

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532.04 FEET
2/26/2017
Full Pool: 536.0
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Boys Basketball: Wolfpack rolls past Rams, 63-47

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 2/24/2017 9:41:00 PM

Matt Dearborn netted a game-high 15 points for the Wolfpack (17-6, 6-0 PLAC), while Adam Beasley added 14, and Cameron Marples 11 in the Patoka Lake Athletic Conference clash. The Rams fell into a 34-12 hole by the end of the first half and never recovered

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Groundhog weather forecast accuracy

Rushville Republican

Date: 2/24/2017 4:04:00 AM

The body of waters currently with updated reports are: Using the same method Native Americans used for millennia, DNR personnel will conduct a prescribed fire on 1,228 acres behind the Patoka Lake Nature Center between now and April 15. The date of the

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Spaulding Outdoors: Groundhogs, camping and more

Greensburg Daily News

Date: 2/23/2017 8:54:00 PM

The body of waters currently with updated reports are: Using the same method Native Americans used for millennia, DNR personnel will conduct a prescribed fire on 1,228 acres behind the Patoka Lake Nature Center between now and April 15. The date of the

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Boys Basketball: Paoli holds off North Harrison, 69-62

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 2/22/2017 6:32:00 AM

Jake Book and Skyler Wetzel both had 22 for the Cougars. The Rams (15-7, 1-3 PLAC) have now won four straight and are back in Patoka Lake Athletic Conference action Friday night at home against Crawford County (16-6, 5-0 PLAC). The Wolfpack come in riding

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Registration Now Open For Full Moon 5K At Patoka Lake

WBIW

Date: 2/22/2017 12:59:00 AM

(PATOKA) - Registration is open for the Full Moon 5K taking place at Patoka Lake beach on Friday, June 9th at 9:30 p.m. Participants will race 3.1 miles through the woods on roadways, a well-maintained gravel and grass lane and paved bike trail lit by

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• Surface Area: 8,880 Acres
Patoka Lake is the second-largest reservoir in the U.S. state of Indiana (after Lake Monroe) and is spread across Dubois, Crawford, and Orange counties in southern Indiana.
Created as a joint effort between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the lake is one of eight such reservoirs built in the state to provide a secure water supply and as a method of flood control. The lake covers 8,800 surface acres (36 km²) of water in the summer.
The lake was created by damming the Patoka River about 118.3 miles (190 km) above its mouth with the Patoka Lake Dam, a 145-feet-high rockfill earthen dam. The lake is fed by several smaller tributaries including Allen Creek, Paint Creek, and Ritter Creek. After the lake was created several parks and nature preserves were established around it totaling 16,920 acres (68.5 km2). The lake and dam is still managed by a cooperative management team of the Army Corps of Engineers and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Patoka Lake is a great place for photography, as it is inhabited by migrating birds, a large variety of fish and beautiful lake shores. The lake has been heavily stocked with bass, bluegill, catfish, redear, crappie, and walleye. Once a year the Lake Association hosts GarDaze, an event bringing in avid fisherman from around the world, including fishing celebrities like Babe Winkleman and Bill Dance. Other facilities include an archery range, boat ramps, a cross-country skiing course, fishing areas (including ice fishing), a disc golf course, trails for hiking and bicycling, hunting areas, interpretive and recreational programs, star parties, picnic shelters, swimming areas, and waterskiing zones. The lake also hosts a large campground with over 500 camping sites.
Patoka Lake has been very beneficial to the surrounding community and the State of Indiana.
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