Lake Talquin

FLORIDA


Lake Level
68.58 FEET
1/19/2020
Full Pool: 69.0
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Water Resources Outlook (December 2019)

NWS

Date: 12/19/2019

Water Resources Outlook (December

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Second woman in car that drove into Lake Talquin off Coe Landing has died

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 12/11/2019 9:54:00 AM

Second woman in car that drove into Lake Talquin off Coe Landing has died The second woman inside a car that drove into the chilly waters of Lake Talquin Sunday has died. Check out this story on

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One dead, another seriously injured after car plunges into Lake Talquin

WCTV

Date: 12/9/2019 4:09:00 PM

35-year-old Lindsay Beagles and 56-year-old Christen Johnson were involved in the crash; Beagles was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle they were in plunged off the end of Coe Landing Road into

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One dead, another seriously injured after car plunges into Lake Talquin

WCTV

Date: 12/9/2019 3:38:00 PM

New Florida State head coach Mike Norvell has been praised for his coaching tree. He is shaking that tree and reuniting with one of his former assistants in Tallahassee

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‘I don’t want to die': Campers recount how car plunged into Lake Talquin, killing one

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 12/9/2019 10:39:00 AM

‘I don’t want to die': Campers recount how car plunged into Lake Talquin, killing one It’s the second time someone has died in as many years at the landing after driving into the water. Check out this

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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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