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DNR extends lease for public access at Powerton Lake

April 07, 2011 at 05:42 PM

Prairie State Outdoors

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced it has a new lease agreement with Midwest Generation, LLC to allow public access to the Powerton Generating Station cooling lake in Tazewell County.

The lease extends through June 30, 2020.

Fishing and other recreation has been allowed at the 1,426-acre lake at the Powerton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area since 1984.

DNR will manage public facilities at the site for fishing and waterfowl hunting. Fish sampling, monitoring and stocking are part of the management agreement.

Powerton Lake SFWA is just off Illinois 29, one mile south of Pekin.

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