Patoka Lake


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Football Roundup: Senators edge Musketeers; TBirds top Hawks; Rams fall to Bears

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 8/18/2017 8:51:00 PM

The Senators (1-0) return home next Friday night to take on Patoka Lake Athletic rival Crawford County (0-1). Eastern Greene 68, Springs Valley 44 At French Lick, it was an old-fashioned, opening-night shootout as Eastern Greene topped Springs Valley

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Volleyball roundup: Rams stop slow-starting Jackets; Jeeps top Lions; PC drops Orleans

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 8/18/2017 5:38:00 AM

26-24 victory in Patoka Lake Athletic Conference action. The Bluejackets once again battled valiantly against a tough foe, as they did in their season-opening home loss to Bedford North Lawrence, but couldn’t overcome the balky beginning. And when it

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Volleyball: BNL survives at the Hive

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 8/17/2017 8:53:00 PM

Passmore finished with four kills, Cox had nine digs, and Beaty had seven assists for the Bluejackets (0-1), who travel to Paoli for a Patoka Lake Athletic Conference match Thursday night. Contact Times-Mail Sports Writer Jeff Bartlett at (812) 277-7285

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The Indiana Football Digest's Insider – 2017 Pre-Season

Official Site of the Indianapolis Colts

Date: 8/17/2017 6:11:00 AM

Woodlan has taken 13 consecutive Allen County Conference contests. West Washington has won 10 straight Patoka Lake Conference games. Benton Central has lost 22 consecutive Hoosier Conference games. Clarksville has suffered 17 straight Mid-Southern

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Ginseng arrest brings multiple charges

Greensburg Daily News

Date: 8/17/2017 4:08:00 AM

The charges are merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Patoka Lake dove hunts Patoka Lake will conduct two in-person drawings for controlled dove hunts on one sunflower field on Sept. 1 and 2

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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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