Deep River-Turkey Creek Watershed

The Deep River-Turkey Creek watershed covers an area of approximately 124 square miles in Lake and Porter Counties making it the largest watershed draining to Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana. The plan’s development was coordinated by the City of Hobart and was approved by IDEM in 2002. The catalyst of plan’s development was declining water quality and sediment accumulation in Lake George. Additionally stakeholders expressed a need for consistency in local stormwater management programs. Efforts are currently underway to update the plan (Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway Watershed) and meet current IDEMWatershed Management Plan Checklist requirements.

For more information about the Deep River-Turkey Creek Watershed Management Plan please click here.

 

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