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Volunteers Clean Up More Than 200 Pounds of Trash at Patoka Lake


Date: 10/22/2018 7:02:00 AM

(PATOKA) - Volunteers spent Saturday morning at Young's Creek area at Patoka Lake cleaning up. Volunteers picked up more than 200 pounds of trash in under two hours. The event was hosted by the Patoka

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Volunteers clean up 200-plus pounds of trash at Patoka Lake

Dubois County Free Press

Date: 10/22/2018 6:19:00 AM

Volunteers were treated to a beautiful fall morning Saturday, October 20, at the Young’s Creek area at Patoka Lake for the fall mini cleanup. The small group of dedicated lake lovers was able to rid t

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200 pounds of trash collected at Youngs Creek

Dubois County Herald

Date: 10/22/2018 6:11:00 AM

PATOKA LAKE — Volunteers collected 200 pounds of trash in just under two hours Saturday at a fall mini cleanup at the Youngs Creek area near the head of Patoka Lake. The event was hosted by the Patoka

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Indiana Football Digest's Insider - 2018 Week Nine

Indianapolis Colts

Date: 10/16/2018 12:34:00 PM

Kankakee Valley has a 19-game Northwest Crossroads Conference losing streak. Crawford County has lost 18 straight Patoka Lake Conference contests. Caston has lost 18 straight Hoosier North Conference

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Public safety workers often moonlighting on 2nd jobs

Daily Herald

Date: 10/14/2018 4:00:00 AM

"I can't sit at home doing nothing," Schepers says from the seat of a tractor at the landscaping business on County Road 720E, near the Dubois-Patoka Lake Access Road. Schepers' boss, 37-year-old Zach

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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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