Turkey Creek

Dam & Dike Conservancy District

Water Level Management for Lake Wawasee, Syracuse Lake, and Lake Papakeechie

About the District

The Turkey Creek Dam and Dike Conservancy District was formed in 2021 to manage and maintain lake water level control structures affecting three lakes in Kosciusko County. These structures include the Huntington Street Dam and the proposed Dike improvements on the western edge of Lake Wawasee. These structures are crucial to maintaining water levels – keeping the area safe for activities and preserving the value of lakeside properties.

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Latest News

Project Updates: Harkless Drive

Project Updates: Harkless Drive

The Harkless Drive Dike project is officially underway. The proposed dike site is located at the far west end of what is known as the "Hawaiian Village neighborhood." The site has now been cleared in preparation for the early construction phases of the project. The...

Summer 2021 Updates

Summer 2021 Updates

We hope that everyone has had an enjoyable and safe summer on our lakes! As Summer officially comes to a close, we would like to share a few updates about the exciting progress made this summer by the new Turkey Creek Dam Dike and Conservancy District. It was another...

Water Level Management Overview

Water Level Management Overview

The dam at Syracuse Lake was originally constructed in the 1880’s, and then later rebuilt in 1964. This structure regulates the water surface elevation for both Syracuse Lake and Lake Wawasee. Given the age of the structure and its critical role in maintaining...

Water Level

Coming Soon

The district will post important water level updates here. The water level gauge on the dam is in the process of being rebuilt, thanks to a generous donor! Keep checking back for more information. 

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