2016 Master Plan of Improvements

In 2010 the SLAHA commissioned an environmental Diagnostic/Feasibility Study of the lake.  Through the Study found water quality to be generally good at that time, the analysis said that “the lake may degrade in the future and shows some areas of concern if remedial action is not implemented in a timely manner. “This statement is supported by a subsequent Aquatic Tier II Survey done later which found an increase in invasive plant species, most notable a particularly aggressive algae that was not present at the time of the original study.  The MASTER PLAN was written to identify the problems and needed improvements.  

The Environment Committee began to implement the strategies in the plan.  In 2017 through a legal procedure provided in the Indiana Code the implementation of the MASTER PLAN as well as another Lake Association created document, THE WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN, became added purposes to our existing Simonton Lake Conservancy District.

Those additional purposes include:

  • Sediment Removal
  • Invasive Weed Control
  • Drainage
  • Erosion
  • Recreational Improvements

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