Lake Talquin


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68.52 FEET
Full Pool: 69.0
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Local, state officials hold table top exercise


Date: 12/8/2016 7:36:00 PM

The drill focused on potential hurricanes causing flooding at the dam on Highway 20. The dam is operated by the City of Tallahassee, and sits on Lake Talquin and the Ochlockonee River. The City must host the exercise annually to get its federal license to

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Market Days Packs 'Em in at the Fairgrounds


Date: 12/5/2016 4:32:00 PM

Pierce now works at the Tallahassee Museum in the marketing department. Among the nearly 300 exhibitors, several local artists like Fred Fisher who lives at Lake Talquin and practices the rare art of fish rubbing. "We love Market Days!" he smiled

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Midway receives $150k grant for infrastructure projects


Date: 12/1/2016 11:25:00 AM

"Projects like these help Midway to continue to be a city of progress and possibilities." The project will help local groundwater through Monroe Creek, the Little River and ultimately into the Ochlockonee River at Lake Talquin

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Smoker coals ignite fire, destroy Leon County home

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 11/24/2016 1:41:00 PM

About 2 a.m., the Tallahassee Fire Department arrived at the house on Larkin Court East, just south of Lake Talquin off Blountstown Highway, after one of the residents saw flames and called 911. Firefighters found the home engulfed in flames and were able

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Outdoors: Whiting biting

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 11/17/2016 11:20:00 AM

Live Pinfish under Back Bays continue to be the ticket." Captain Cliff “JR” Mundinger, Jr. of Lake Talquin Trophy Guide Service ( said: "Bass fishing was spotty at best. Cooler nights should pick up 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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