West Lakes receives grants to continue flood mitigation

Two years ago the West Lakes saw historic flooding damaging homes and closing the lakes for most of the summer.

Posted: Apr 19, 2019 8:18 PM
Updated: Apr 22, 2019 9:26 AM

ROME CITY, Ind. (WFFT) - The West Lakes Association is getting two grants from the Indiana DNR.

One grant for $13,000 will be used to treat vegitation growing in the Elkhart River.

Another $92,000 grant will remove sediment in a few areas of the lake chain.

Two years ago the West Lakes saw historic flooding damaging homes and closing the lakes for most of the summer.

These grants are a part of the association's effort to prevent severe floods.

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