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Thousands of dollars coming to Whitley County for lake, river enhancement projects

From reports

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has awarded grants for projects across the state totaling $1,183,200. The grants have been awarded through the IDNR Division of Fish and Wildlife's Lake and River Enhancement program, the IDNR announced Thursday.
Whitley County's Loon Lake is expected to receive $40,000 for shoreline stabilization on the lakes islands. Crooked Lake will receive $12,000 for wetland repair. Additionally, the Upper Tippecanoe River in Whitley, Noble and Kosciusko counties will receive $20,000 in each county for watershed land treatment.
Other area waterways receiving portions of the grant money include Cedar Creek ($28,000) in DeKalb County for engineering feasibility study of stream bank erosion; Clear Lake ($96,000) in Steuben County for island shoreline stabilization; Fawn River ($30,000) in Steuben County for watershed land treatment; Frank Jackson Drain/Pigeon Creek ($67,200) in Steuben County for wetland enhancement; Crooked/Big Chapman Lake ($16,000) in Kosciusko County for stream bank stabilization; Turkey Creek ($76,000) in Kosciusko County for stream bank stabilization and habitat enhancement; Little River ($64,000) in Huntington County for stream bank stabilization; and Upper Wabash River Basin in Adams, Jay, Huntington and Wells counties ($40,000) for feasibility study of stream bank stability.


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