Indiana DNR finalizes plan for Patoka Lake Habitat Enhancement Project

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Courtesy: Indiana DNR

PATOKA LAKE (WEHT) – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources finalized a plan for the Patoka Lake Habitat enhancement project.

The two main objectives are to stabilize eroded shoreline and enhance in-lake fish habitat.

Volunteer build days will begin this December and continue through January 2020 until 260 pallet-style structures are built and placed.

All other structure types are scheduled to be built and placed between December 2020 and January 2021.

DNR began the Reservoir Habitat Enhancement Program in 2016 to restore reservoir habitat.
Since then, DNR has place a total of more than 700 artificial fish habitat structures in Sullivan Lake, Cecil M. Harden and Monroe Lake with support from volunteers.

If you’re interested in volunteering, you can click here.

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(This story was originally published on October 1, 2019)

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