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WRV School Board tackles a long agenda

Greene County Daily World

Date: 9/18/2014 7:10:00 PM

The recently formed WRV Bass Fishing Team went to the state finals at Patoka Lake in Southern Indiana on September 6 and 7. Junior/Senior High Principal Kevin Smith spoke on the efforts made by the team. "Our program had a lot of interest and Mr. Walton

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Free Wheelin' IN the Fish Event Saturday At Patoka Lake


Date: 9/18/2014 12:04:00 AM

(PATOKA) - The 13th annual "Wheelin' IN the Fish" will be held at Osborn Boat Ramp, Saturday from 10a.m. till 2p.m. This free fishing event promotes the accessible features of Patoka Lake for participants with special needs and their families. Whether

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Paoli blasts No. 10 Perry Central

Date: 9/14/2014 8:39:00 AM

Perry Central (3-1, 1-1 Patoka Lake Conference) is No. 10 in The Associated Press’ Class A poll. The Rams (2-2, 2-0) totaled 521 yards of offense. Luke Becht led the Rams with 17 carries for 124 yards and one touchdown, and Garrett Tolen added 17 carries

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Baseball Senators claim a share of PLAC title

Date: 9/11/2014 4:01:00 AM

The West Washington High School baseball team clinched a share of the Patoka Lake Athletic Conference title last Wednesday with a drubbing of Perry Central. The Senators finished tied for first-place with Orleans as each finished with a 5-1 record in the

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Balsmeyer, Becht spark Paoli's 39-7 victory

Date: 9/5/2014 10:20:00 PM

Paoli 39, Springs Valley 7: Brett Balsmeyer ran for three touchdowns and Luke Becht two as the Rams (1-2, 1-0 Patoka Lake) topped the Blackhawks (0-2, 0-2). Nate Burton led Paoli with 11 carries for 98 yards; Becht ran for 74 on 16 carries. Brayden

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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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