Patoka Lake


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Wilmington News Journal

Date: 3/24/2017 3:29:00 PM

Angela Zimmerman, motion for intervention in lieu. 11:30 a.m., Patoka Lake Marina v. S C Boats LLC, first pretrial; 11:30 a.m., Stephanie A. Rogers v. Clifford S. Rogers, pretrial; 11:30 a.m., State of Ohio v. Amber D. Cox, motion for intervention in lieu

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Southern Indiana Routes?

Date: 3/22/2017 11:05:00 AM

I've got this tourist map of S IN that I picked up a few days back in rest area. It has the area below Patoka Lake shown in very general terms with the back roads above and below I-64 showing and some tourists stops like wineries, museums,caves

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Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (March

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Girls Earn All-Patoka Lake Athletic Conference Honors


Date: 3/15/2017 12:35:00 AM

(UNDATED) - A number of girls basketball players earned All-Patoka Lake Athletic Conference honors. Paoli had three star players earn the honor - Bella Brewster, Keaton Chastain, and Jacqlyn Rice. Chastain was third in the conference in total points scored

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Area girls earn All-PLAC honors

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 3/14/2017 6:47:00 AM

A number of area girls basketball players were announced Monday as earning All-Patoka Lake Athletic Conference honors. Paoli led the way with three in Bella Brewster, Keaton Chastain, and Jacqlyn Rice. “This is a great achievement for these girls

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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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