Lake Preservation (Indiana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Indiana

Applies to States or Provinces Indiana
Name Lake Preservation (Indiana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small)
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Indiana Departments of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction IN; A list of public freshwater lakes can be found here:

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The construction, reconstruction, recleaning, or repair of a dam, ditch, or other project is prohibited when the action is likely to lower the water level of a public freshwater lake, regulated or otherwise, that covers an area of at least 10 acres. Dredging, mining, or changing of the water level requires a permit from the Department of Natural Resources. Private ponds intended for water cooling before discharge or pollution control are not regulated under this section.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Dan Bortner
Department Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Division State Parks and Reservoirs
Address 402 W Washington St
Address 2 Room W298
Place Indianapolis, Indiana
Zip/Postal Code 46204
Phone 317-232-4136
Fax 317-232-4132

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Ind. Code 14-26-2; 312 Indiana Administrative Code 11
Date Effective 2000
Date Enacted 1995