Black Slough (aka Big Pond)
Part of Shawnee National Forest



Relatively small coastal waterway connecting larger bodies of water or other waterways.
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
37.3369972°, -88.6694965°
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335 ft. (102 m.)

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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Black Slough is covered by the Reevesville, IL US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Cities

Simpson, IL 10 mi
Golconda, IL 10 mi
Eddyville, IL 12 mi
Joppa, IL 13 mi
Metropolis, IL 13 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Bear Creek Water 1.4 mi
Mount Olive Cemetery Man-made 1.4 mi
Stafford Bluff Land 1.5 mi
Macedonia Cemetery Man-made 1.5 mi
Bay Creek Ditch Water 1.8 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is DIXON SPRINGS AGR CEN which is approximately 7 miles away and has an elevation of 540 feet (205 feet higher than Black Slough). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 3.37" 43.1° 24.9°
February 3.39" 49.8° 29.1°
March 4.60" 60.5° 37.9°
April 4.74" 70.7° 46.4°
May 5.16" 78.9° 55.0°
June 4.10" 86.7° 63.2°
July 3.75" 90.3° 67.2°
August 3.60" 89.6° 65.1°
September 3.26" 83.5° 58.1°
October 3.16" 73.1° 46.8°
November 4.71" 58.9° 38.7°
December 4.40" 47.3° 29.3°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 70% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 66% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 78% of other locations on record.