Water dropping in storm-filled northern Indiana reservoirs

File photo of J. Edward Roush Lake courtesy U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

PERU, Ind. (AP) — Officials are slowly lowering three reservoirs that flow into the Wabash River in northern Indiana after they filled to near capacity during this summer’s heavy rains.

The Army Corps of Engineers runs the dams at Mississinewa Lake near Peru along with the Salamonie and Roush reservoirs farther upstream.

Corps of Engineers operations manager Scot Dahms tells the (Logansport) Pharos-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1IUQ83J ) that Mississinewa Lake’s water level is being reduced about a foot a day since reaching a record high in mid-July at more than 39 feet above the normal summer depth.

Dahms says plans are to reach the normal depth by the start of September so the reservoirs have more water storage area.

Boat ramps, the swimming beach and campgrounds remain closed around Mississinewa Lake by high water.


Information from: Pharos-Tribune, http://www.pharostribune.com

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