Crooked Lake Rain Garden
46,800Partners: The Watershed Foundation, Indiana Department of Environmental Management's Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) Program, Crooked Lake Association
About this project
Two new rock-lined channels, a rain garden, and a native plant bioswale are now reducing muddy runoff and pollution from State Road 9 into Little Crooked Lake.
Sediment was reduced by 48 tons per year and phosphorus by 34 pounds per year.
Seventy-five percent of the $46,800 project was paid by a 2009 IDNR Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) grant. Twenty-five percent was through in-kind labor from 17 local volunteers as well as a cash match raised by the Crooked Lake Association.