Monroe Lake


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545.68 FEET
Full Pool: 538.0
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Little-known township schools fund dates back to 1785


Date: 5/19/2017 8:00:00 PM

In the Wabash Valley, Clay County has no such fund. Some other Indiana counties without the school township fund include Monroe, Lake, Hamilton, Wabash, Adams, Bartholomew, Clark, Daviess, Scott, Washington, Huntington, Morgan, Hendricks and St. Joseph

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View From the Pier: It’s close enough to summer to start talking boating

HNG News

Date: 5/12/2017 9:16:00 AM

Boating season has begun, and the smell of gasoline on water always reminds me of my boat-owning days. Back around 1975, when I lived in Bloomington, Ind., my then-boyfriend Bob and I bought a boat together. It was 32 feet long, with a cuddy cabin, a sink

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Launching a day of fun

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 5/10/2017 8:02:00 AM

An Indiana state watercraft permit is required on many of these lakes. On the north end of the forest, the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area provides a boat launch onto Monroe Lake. Hardin Ridge Recreation Area is about 15 miles south of Bloomington

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Lake Stevens tops Monroe 2-0 in loser-out 4A playoff game

The Herald of Everett

Date: 5/6/2017 8:28:00 PM

You must sign in or register to continue reading content. Monroe’s Jack Langston tags out Lake Stevens’ Travis Staffenhagen during a playoff game on May 6, 2017, in Monroe. Lake Stevens won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald) Lake Stevens’ Scott Hicks

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Rain, flooding wreak havoc

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 5/6/2017 3:31:00 AM

The Bedford Filtration Plant recorded 3.65 inches of rain in the past three days. The Army Corps of Engineers reports that Monroe Lake is about 4 feet above its normal summer pool and is still rising. The level went up about a foot in the past 24 hours

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• Surface Area: 10,750 Acres
Lake Monroe is a reservoir located about 10 miles southeast of Bloomington, Indiana, United States. The lake is the largest wholly in Indiana with 10,750 acres of water surface area spread over the counties of Monroe and Brown. Capacity varies from 292 gigalitres (237,000 acre·ft) to 428 gigalitres (347,000 acre·ft) depending on water level. It is also home to 13,202 acres of protected forest and three recreational areas (Fairfax, Hardin Ridge, and Paynetown). Indiana's only federally protected U.S. Wilderness Area, the 13,000-acre Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area, is located on the south shore. The pool elevation (above sea level) is about 538 ft year-round. During colder winters, limited ice fishing is available on protected backwater portions of the reservoir. Lake Monroe was the last lake in Indiana to allow blast fishing until a ban was passed in 1985.

Ransburg Scout Reservation, a large Boy Scout camp comprising over 624 acres, is situated along the eastern shore with a private dock system in Siscoe Bay (also known as Boy Scout Bay). The largest marina situated on the lake is the Fourwinds Resort and Marina with over 800 boats. The reservoir provides abundant fishing throughout the year, and recreational opportunities such as boating and water skiing attract visitors from throughout Indiana and the Midwest.
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