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TODAY IS Wednesday September 26th
Northeast Indiana Boating Restrictions Due to High Water
Thursday Mar 01, 2018 4:14am
LaGrange, IN

By: Tim Murray

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has come down with boating restrictions on the West Lakes and Indian Lakes chains in Noble and Lagrange Counties.

Motorized watercraft are prohibited on Westler Lake, Witmer Lake, Dallas Lake, Hackenburg Lake and Messick Lake in LaGrange County as well as Waldron Lake, Steinbarger Lake, Tamarack Lake and Jones Lake in Noble County.

The restrictions are aimed at preventing damage due to high water levels.

Once a temporary order is in place, Conservation Officers continue to monitor the water levels. In some instances, the presence of U.S. Geological Service water gages allows them to check water levels on the Internet. In other instances, they monitor levels the old-fashioned way – they show up in person, often on a daily basis.

They also check weather forecasts to avoid lifting restrictions too soon.

The DNR earlier placed restrictions on the Barbee Chain and Lake Tippecanoe in Kosciusko County. Boats on Lake Wawasee must operate at idle speeds.


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