Lake Talquin


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68.39 FEET
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City of Tallahassee to propose decrease in utility rate


Date: 8/29/2016 4:33:00 PM

Tallahassee primarily runs on natural gas. Right now, Tallahassee gets its energy from three sources: The Hopkins Power Plant, Sam Purdom Power Plant, and the C.H. Corn Hydroelectric Plant on Lake Talquin. A solar power plant is also set to be built at the

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Tall Timbers BioBlitz a bioblast

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 8/27/2016 7:14:00 PM

The group included Tall Timbers researchers, state and academic biologists and anyone else who wanted to spend the day trekking around the wooded sandbar in the Ochlocknee River just south of Lake Talquin. Leon and Laura Lee Corbett brought their son

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Bungalow Cottage on Lake Talquin Pet Policy

Date: 8/20/2016 6:22:40 PM

This pet friendly Airbnb rental in Quincy can comfortably accommodate 6 people in 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There are 2 beds and guests will have access to the entire house during their stay. Please note that there is a $40 cleaning fee for each stay

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Lake Talquin

Date: 8/19/2016 10:02:34 AM

Located just west of Tallahassee, this 8,800 acre reservoir is nationally known for its high quality Black Crappie (speckled perch) fishery. The best Black Crappie fishing occurs in winter months (January through April) during the prespawn and spawning period

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Outdoors: Sharks are our friends...most of the time

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 8/18/2016 8:21:00 PM

Several redfish have been caught this past week too. Scallops are still very abundant. Captain Cliff “JR” Mundinger, Jr. of Lake Talquin Trophy Guide Service ( said: "Bass fishing is anything but easy right

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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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