Lake Talquin


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Full Pool: 69.0
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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies


Date: 6/6/2017

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective

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Explore the Alford Greenway for Trails Day

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 6/1/2017 3:29:00 PM

at Fort Braden Trails in Lake Talquin State Forest, and in Torreya State Park. Come discover one of the many local trails and join us at J.R. Alford Greenway. Questions? Email Contact: Ray Cade 850-508-7593 raycade@hotmail

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Lake Talquin Fishing Forecast – June 2017

Date: 5/27/2017 5:00:00 PM

Lake Talquin is the hot place to fish for bass in the month of June. Bait fish have moved to some of the main lake ledges, and are still available on creek channel ledges as well. Although a good morning bite still exists in the creeks around vegetation, I

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Outdoors: Let the games begin

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 5/25/2017 11:39:00 AM

Captain Cliff “JR” Mundinger, Jr. of Lake Talquin Trophy Guide Service ( said: "Lake Jackson continues to produce high quality bass and plenty of them. With water levels low and bass feeding heavily

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surprise- still biting in lake talquin

Date: 5/24/2017 5:00:00 PM

Nice. I like going to Talquin just don't know a lot about it. The mouth of Harvey mill is about all I know. I go about once every 2-3 weeks go out with jared, guide at lake talquin lodge from october to april.knows the lake very well. Fishing Reports The

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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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