Lake Talquin


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Outdoors: Gear up for crappie fishing

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 10/25/2018 11:27:00 AM

They are laid back, after all. Lake Talquin is considered the top crappie lake in north Florida. Other lakes throughout the state also provide excellent speck fishing. Places such as lakes Seminole, J

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Local church helps community by feeding people without power


Date: 10/15/2018 4:16:00 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Lake Talquin Baptist Church has been helping their community by feeding people who still don't have power. Lunch on Monday was pork sandwiches, chips, and apple sauce. The c

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There really is no way to reason with hurricane season | Mark Hinson

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 10/14/2018 6:31:00 AM

A car alarm went off in the distance. Hurricane Michael was in Tallahassee. Early forecasts originally had Hurricane Michael cutting a swath somewhere between Lake Talquin and Thomasville Road. My exe

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After a collision with Hurricane Michael, an obituary for the Marianna I knew | Mark Hinson

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 10/12/2018 7:09:00 PM

It was supposed to make a wide right and head toward Tallahassee or Lake Talquin. It did not and went north instead. Marianna was right in the way. The storm was going somewhere around 120 or 130 mph

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GCSO dedicates boat ceremony to young boy killed in boat collision


Date: 9/18/2018 11:58:00 AM

14 by unveiling a new search and rescue boat. Skylar was found dead after a boat collision at Lake Talquin in Quincy, Fla., in Nov. 2017. The GCSO and other officials searched for his body for days af

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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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