Barbee Chain, Tippecanoe Lakes and Lake Wawasee restricted to Idle Speed Only

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 4:53pm

We just received the call from the Department of Natural Resources that all watercraft activity is restricted to idle speed on the Barbee Chain of Lakes, Tippecanoe and Wawasee.

The high water is impacting piers, boats, seawalls and shorelines on all of the lakes in the watershed. Please be careful kayaking SUPing, paddle boarding and idle-speed boating, as items may be floating invisibly just under the surface of the water.

If floodwaters are entering your home, Lt. Karris from IDNR District 1 asks that you contact the dispatch office at 812-837-9536 to request that a conservation officer come out to photograph and verify the impact.

You can view the order on our Facebook page here: