Hoosier National Forest to begin work on boat docks, lakes lowered

The levels in several lakes in the Hoosier National Forest are being lowered.

That’s so boat ramps can be repaired at the five starting later this month, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Affected lakes include Indian, Celina, Tipsaw, and Saddle Lakes in Perry County, and Springs Valley Lake in Orange County. The repairs are expected to be finished in January, but the ramps will not be functional again until rainfall refills each lake.

In addition to the ramp repairs, Indian Lake will remain down through the winter to attempt to control invasive Eurasian watermilfoil. Eurasian watermilfoil was used in the United States as a decoration in aquariums. It may have been dumped into a lake or pond which started the spread.