Lake Shelbyville

ILLINOIS


Lake Level
537.32 FEET
2/19/2017
Full Pool: 0.0
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Shelby County Dive Team volunteers face tough situations

Shelbyville Daily Union

Date: 2/13/2017 8:37:00 PM

A week before, a 21-year-old Decatur man drowned in Lake Shelbyville after venturing beyond the designated swimming area. Following a 20-hour search, the dive team retrieved the man's body from the bottom of the lake. While such calls aren't common for the

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Kenny stars in 'Eagle Day' at Lake Shelbyville

Herald & Review

Date: 2/12/2017 9:30:00 PM

SHELBYVILLE -- "Kenny" the bald eagle got to show off and help teach some lessons. Described as the "star eagle" in the education program at the rehabilitation center where he lives, Kenny drew rapt interest from a crowd at the Lake Shelbyville visitors

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'Kenny' stars in Lake Shelbyville eagle program

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 2/12/2017 2:21:00 PM

SHELBYVILLE -- "Kenny" the bald eagle got to show off and help teach some lessons. Described as the "star eagle" in the education program at the rehabilitation center where he lives, Kenny certainly drew interest from a crowd at the Lake Shelbyville

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5 in hospital after Teutopolis' boys basketball bus crashes

State Journal Register

Date: 2/10/2017 4:18:00 PM

Teutopolis’ game tonight at Lincoln against Taylor Ridge Rock Ridge has been canceled. According to reports, the crash happened on Illinois 32 near Lake Shelbyville at around 3:30 p.m. Teutopolis Athletic Director Mike Wilson said a vehicle pulled out in

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Teutopolis Boys Ballgame at Lincoln Canceled After Team Bus Accident

thexradio.com

Date: 2/10/2017 2:47:00 PM

The crash occurred about 3:30pm on Illinois Route 32 at the Bruce-Findlay Road at Lake Shelbyville. Teutopolis Athletic Director Mike Wilson said a vehicle pulled onto the highway into the path of the bus. The bus driver tried to avoid the other vehicle

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• Surface Area: 11,000 Acres
Lake Shelbyville is a reservoir located in Shelby County, Illinois and Moultrie County, Illinois created by damming the Kaskaskia River at Shelbyville, Illinois. The lake's normal surface pool is 11,100 acres (44.9 km2) at an elevation of 183 meters (600.4 ft). The area that surrounds the lake is the Shelbyville State Fish and Wildlife Area. The lake is managed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the wildlife is managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
$57 million was appropriated for the dam and lake project. Ground breaking on the dam occurred May 4, 1963. Filling of the reservoir began August 1, 1970. The lake was officially dedicated September 12, 1970. The dam is 3,025 feet (922.0 m) long and 108 feet (32.9 m) tall with normal pool height 17 feet (5.2 m) below the top.

Bordering the lake are two state parks: Wolf Creek State Park and Eagle Creek State Park; and five federal campgrounds including Coon Creek, Opossum Creek, Lithia Springs, Lone Point and Forest (Bo) Woods. There is also Wilburn Creek and Whitley Creek Recreational Area. Lake Shelbyville's shoreline is heavily wooded and subject to severe erosion. Man-made beaches are located at Dam West (Shelbyville), Wilborn Creek, Wolf Creek State Park and Sullivan Beach. Aside from the main channel of the lake are many coves, perfect for fishing. The lake is deeper than other major lakes in Illinois, so it is popular with boaters during the summer.
There are full-service marinas, resorts and campgrounds on the lake. There are three full service marinas in business: Findlay, Lithia Springs and Sullivan Marina. Findlay Marina is located north of Marker 5 just past the bridge on the west side of the lake. Sullivan Marina and Campground is located 4 miles south of Sullivan and includes hotel suites. Lithia Springs Marina is located on the southern end of the lake.
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