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Aerial spraying on Lake Shelbyville planned in fall

Shelbyville Daily Union

Date: 8/17/2017 9:21:00 AM

Lake Shelbyville — A pilot program aimed at eradicating bush honeysuckle on Lake Shelbyville is scheduled for the fall. Bush honeysuckle, an aggressive exotic plant that is taking over much of the woodlands at Lake Shelbyville, will be treated with Rodeo

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Kodai Vizha - 2017 - Lake Shelbyville - Sunday 13th 11AM to 7 PM

Date: 8/11/2017 10:26:09 PM

Dear Members, Vanakkam.. Sangam Kodai-Vizha 2017 celebration will be held on Aug 13th Sunday 2017 between 11AM to 7PM Central Time. We have chosen the location as Shelbyvile Lake and is ~ 1.5 hours drive (South) from Champaign. Lake has few shelters, beach

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Eversole, Joseph Dewitt

Herald & Review

Date: 8/6/2017 2:17:00 AM

As a younger man he enjoyed fishing and hunting for morel mushrooms. He spent countless hours on the Kaskaskia river and in the woods surrounding Lake Shelbyville with his brother, wife, children, and grandsons. In his later days Joe often helped his wife

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Go! Guide: Arts and Entertainment Calendar Aug. 4-10

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 8/2/2017 11:23:00 PM

Market Place Shopping Center, Champaign,, 217-355-0093 Noon-4 p.m., Aquafest, Lake Shelbyville Dam, West Access Area, Shelbyville,, 217-774-3951 Noon, Orchard Inn Golf Outing, Cardinal Golf

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Area flavor key for summer softball run

Herald & Review

Date: 8/2/2017 6:43:00 PM

It's all an effort to keep the sport unique. Dees has taken his team on trips to the University of Illinois this summer and Lake Shelbyville for a run and cookout. “The kids were pretty excited about it and they thought it would be really cool

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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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