Waverly Lake

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Waverly Lake
Location Morgan County
Coordinates 39°36′18″N90°00′50″W / 39.605°N 90.014°W / 39.605; -90.014 Coordinates: 39°36′18″N90°00′50″W / 39.605°N 90.014°W / 39.605; -90.014
Type reservoir
Primary outflows Apple Creek
Max. depth 15 feet (4.6 m)
Surface elevation 623 feet (190 m)

Waverly Lake is a 112 acres (0.45 km2) reservoir located in Morgan County in the U.S. state of Illinois. Located 3 miles northwest of Waverly, it provides recreational opportunities to the Morgan County municipality. The reservoir drains into Apple Creek, a tributary of the Illinois River. [1] [2] The lake is found at an elevation of 623 feet (190 m). [3]

Morgan County, Illinois County in the United States

Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 35,547. Its county seat is Jacksonville.

Illinois State of the United States of America

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes region of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois is often noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan area, encompasses over 65% of the state's population. The Port of Chicago connects the state to international ports via two main routes: from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois Waterway to the Illinois River. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, and the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics.

Waverly, Illinois City in Illinois, United States

Waverly is a city in Morgan County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,346 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jacksonville Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Waverly Lake is 15 feet (4.6 m) deep at its deepest point. Fish that can be caught here include bluegill, carp, channel catfish, largemouth bass, sucker, white crappie, yellow bass, and yellow bullhead. [2]

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References

  1. Illinois Atlas and Gazetteer. Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping. 1991. ISBN   0-89933-213-7.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Waverly Lake