Lake Talquin


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68.42 FEET
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Outdoors: Still going strong

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 8/3/2017 12:01:00 PM

Smart man. If you're interested on fishing Lake Jackson, contact Captain Cliff “JR” Mundinger, Jr. of Lake Talquin Trophy Guide Service ( Do you fish for spotted seatrout? The Florida Fish and Wildlife

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Lake Talquin Fishing Forecast – Aug. 2017

Date: 7/31/2017 5:04:24 PM

Ledge fishermen weren’t disappointed with last month’s action! Plenty of rain kept the current flowing and that makes ledge bass active. This month we look forward to more of the same; let’s hope the showers continue. This keeps the generator running

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Conservationists Raise Concerns About Hydroelectric Plant


Date: 7/26/2017 2:34:00 PM

Conservationists are raising concerns about how the Lake Talquin dam is impacting wildlife. The comments come as federal regulators are reviewing the future of the hydroelectric plant there. Listen Listening... 1:08 There are a number of endangered species

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City wants to leave behind hydro, hone in on solar


Date: 7/24/2017 4:01:00 PM

The plant sits on Lake Talquin off Highway 20 and uses the dam between Lake Talquin and the Ochlocknee River to control and generate energy. “About two years ago we started looking at whether (renewing the lease) was the right thing to do for our

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Rotary Club of Tallahassee raises money for children with disabilities


Date: 7/24/2017 2:56:00 PM

The organization puts on a spaghetti dinner every year to help pay for each child to go. WTXL was at the Wallwood Boy Scout Camp on Lake Talquin in Quincy as the organization was getting ready for a special dinner Monday night. The spaghetti dinner gets

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• Surface Area: 10,200 Acres
• Average Depth: 15 Feet
Lake Talquin is a reservoir located on the Ochlockonee River between Leon County and Gadsden County in north Florida. The lake, located about 10 miles (15 km) west of Tallahassee, is south of Interstate 10 and bordered by State Road 20 on the east and State Road 267 on the west.
The lake was created by the construction of the Talquin Dam, and used for the generation of hydroelectric power. The name Talquin is a contraction of the names of the two cities the lake lies between, Tallahassee and Quincy.
Rolling hills and deep ravines surround the lake. The water level is usually at the 70-ft contour (70 feet above sea level), but it can vary by as much as 3 feet. The lake's nominal surface area is about 10,000 acres, or about 15 square miles, but because of the shallow gradient in some of the inlets and the seasonal variations in water level, it is not possible to state a more precise figure for the size of the lake.
The lake's shoreline measures more than 40 miles, and considerably more if one includes all of the nooks and crannies of the numerous inlets. Most of this shoreline is public land, and is therefore undeveloped.
Most of the lake measures approximately 1 mile in width. The total length of the lake is almost 20 miles (depending on where one decides the river ends and the lake begins).
Lake Talquin is not, however, ideal for swimming. Most of the shoreline and bottom is muddy rather than sandy, and swimmers need to keep in mind that they are sharing the water with alligators, turtles, and snakes (particularly at the eastern end of the lake). Nor is water skiing a safe activity because of the numerous submerged tree stumps near the shores and inlets. The lake is, however, a good spot for day-sailing and canoeing, and the scenery is beautiful.
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