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Wetlands, Lakes and Streams Regulation

Wetlands, Lakes & Streams > Wetland Acreage by County (1980-1987) Wetland Acreage by County (1980-1987)

Acreage of wetland resources by county identified from the National Wetland Inventory maps
during 1980-1987
County Wetland Habitats Total Wetland Habitats Deep Water Habitats
Scrub-shrub Forested Wet meadow Shallow Marsh Deep marsh Open Water Other
**
Limnetic lake Perennial riverine Deep Water Total
Adams 103 1,913 121 128 21 451   2,737 199 185 384 3,121
Allen 317 8,082 666 786 177 1,540 694 12,262 921 1,233 2,154 14,416
Bartholomew 486 10,436 188 128 21 1,316 80 12,654 877 750 1,627 14,281
Benton 80 467 474 312 19 123 1 1,475   114 114 1,589
Blackford 54 1,433 317 274 61 342   2,480   9 9 2,489
Boone 143 3,460 610 195 25 552 1 4,985 128 201 329 5,314
Brown 58 2,132 177 72 75 1,546 939 4,999 1,513 25 1,538 6,538
Carroll 322 4,085 928 380 40 355 154 6,264 574 1,784 2,358 8,622
Cass 395 4,600 1,460 957 145 436   7,993 210 1,435 1,644 9,637
Clark 112 3,377 153 98 16 1,315 11 5,082 1,459 136 1,594 6,676
Clay 78 4,657 239 183 21 3,260 16 8,453 337 622 958 9,412
Clinton 256 4,591 677 196 44 342   6,106 80 119 199 6,305
Crawford 50 654 11 56 38 485 9 1,303 2,505 167 2,672 3,975
Daviess 235 8,866 424 324 42 1,658 160 11,709 2,153 962 3,115 14,824
Dearborn 171 1,859 244 71 19 1,214 70 3,649 1,024 512 1,536 5,185
Decatur 48 2,494 68 27 16 683 9 3,345 361 19 380 3,724
Dekalb 455 6,710 1,557 2,137 216 1,069 879 13,023 316 104 420 13,443
Delaware 185 3,709 310 553 98 803   5,657 1,259 431 1,690 7,347
Dubois 584 8,256 322 303 261 1,752   11,478 2,499 797 3,297 14,774
Elkhart 1,318 7,522 1,053 1,979 837 1,065 1,013 14,786 1,332 917 2,249 17,035
Fayette 43 1,823 33 8 7 247 47 2,208 22 236 258 2,466
Floyd 25 446 48 60 27 558 36 1,200 378 28 406 1,696
Fountain 412 7,300 383 508 84 462 66 9,214 133 1,333 1,465 10,679
Franklin 93 2,276 77 26 4 721 128 3,325 3,051 645 3,696 7,021
Fulton 944 4,982 2,012 2,685 579 694 95 11,990 1,427 438 1,865 13,855
Gibson 1,251 18,182 682 552 597 1,868 369 23,500 3,483 3,494 6,977 30,477
Grant 190 2,384 475 254 62 846   4,212 80 603 683 4,895
Greene 178 5,876 295 212 29 3,014 242 9,847 755 1,229 1,983 11,831
Hamilton 109 5,240 302 445 96 651 7 6,848 2.389 545 2,934 9,782
Hancock 37 2,447 117 138 36 404 3 3,182 112 11 123 3,305
Harrison 106 1,389 39 177 74 1,502 40 3,328 3,050 355 3,405 6,733
Hendricks 23 1,793 63 46 20 782 37 2,763 151 9 160 2,923
Henry 104 2,446 274 239 56 603 2 3,723 601 2 603 4,326
Howard 154 4,065 360 353 22 261 7 5,222 586 220 806 6,028
Huntington 160 2,042 290 353 55 566 59 3,524 2,519 587 3,106 6,630
Jackson 477 21,015 605 404 25 1,409 158 24,093 593 1,369 1,962 26,055
Jasper 582 3,256 1,249 1,960 322 574 364 8,307 431 305 736 9,043
Jay 115 4,235 195 267 41 440   5,293       5,293
Jefferson 1,041 5,585 117 40 28 859 112 7,782 1,226 142 1,368 9,150
Jennings 656 5,132 167 54 19 1,256 103 7,386 462 337 798 8,184
Johnson 65 2,847 106 83 35 1,095 15 4,246 420 360 779 5,025
Knox 291 13,512 928 942 74 1,947 125 17,818 790 3,418 4,208 22,026
Kosciusko 3,104 11,332 3,042 3,706 1,942 1,350 2,706 27,172 10,574 261 10,835 38,007
LaGrange 2,704 11,356 2,660 4,684 1,224 1,090 1,988 25,708 4,286 245 4,532 30,239
Lake 1,408 5,856 1,618 5,052 2,477 2,578 772 19,760 2,584 793 3,377 23,137
LaPorte 1,648 13,402 2,872 3,147 1,775 1,849 690 25,383 2,028 241 2,269 27,652
Lawrence 59 3,166 265 219 14 857 6 4,587 1,101 729 1,830 6,417
Madison 225 5,155 472 393 73 696   7,014 158 289 447 7,461
Marion 55 1,622 74 151 11 1,629 18 3,560 3,899 976 4,875 8,435
Marshall 574 10,598 1,732 3,246 559 1,166 166 18,039 2,998 194 3,192 21,231
Martin 72 3,904 137 161 49 558   4,882 969 1,481 2,450 7,332
Miami 192 2,729 567 713 53 417 100 4,771 454 910 1,364 6,135
Monroe 132 2,225 55 172 56 670 11 3,323 10,982 111 11,093 14,416
Montgomery 292 4,417 764 407 21 323 32 6,255 428 526 953 7,209
Morgan 116 4,606 465 368 22 2,085 172 7,832 610 1,249 1,859 9,691
Newton 484 4,807 682 1,093 716 646 538 8,965 28 462 491 9,456
Noble 3,651 11,389 2,109 4,829 776 1,359 3,354 27,467 3,723 103 3,827 31,294
Ohio 8,153 153 72 66   305 30 633 1,021 206 1,227 1,860
Orange 129 1,284 129 416 59 617 237 2,871 4,519   4,519 7,389
Owen 143 3,709 450 136 15 1,936 113 6,501 1,010 897 1,906 8,408
Parke 196 4,205 164 139 5 762 98 5,568 2,524 756 3,279 8,848
Perry 147 1,361 48 88 28 742   2,414 4,472 121 4,594 7,007
Pike 1,693 13,362 446 541 421 3,915 130 20,510 721 1,717 2,438 22,948
Porter 1,414 9,791 1,034 2,519 1,365 1,445 532 18,100 672 285 956 19,056
Posey 966 16,155 465 232 88 1,181 950 20,036 3,014 2,965 5,979 26,015
Pulaski 374 7,241 2,204 1,383 123 335 65 11,725 40 827 867 12,592
Putnam 83 3,058 48 68 7 1,025 77 4,366 1,209 171 1,380 5,746
Randolph 125 5,996 264 122 23 428 4 6,962 74 28 102 7,063
Ripley 795 4,416 51 19 16 1,507 35 6,839 783 225 1,008 7,846
Rush 172 4,639 217 91 12 343 3 5,476 69 22 91 5,566
St. Joseph 577 6,279 1,064 1,139 747 925 219 1,095 1,502 264 1,766 12,716
Scott 221 5,673 99 121 5 1,121 276 7,515 953 62 1,016 8,530
Shelby 90 5,822 196 133 18 400 28 6,686 190 391 581 7,267
Spencer 396 7,845 350 188 29 1,993 27 10,829 1,398 260 1,657 12,486
Starke 312 7,940 1,187 1,312 254 414   11,419 1,847 185 2,032 13,450
Steuben 1,928 7,051 2,433 5,058 1,901 2,088 1,394 21,851 7,411 7 7,418 29,269
Sullivan 403 14,175 452 374 127 2,862 73 18,466 3,959 514 4,474 22,940
Switzerland 74 838 45 44 1 687 23 1,712 2,467 1 2,469 4,180
Tippecanoe 300 7,521 1,317 902 220 471 150 10,880 91 2,211 2,301 13,181
Tipton 96 3,103 201 144 9 103   3,656   1 1 3,657
Union 106 1,408 54 41 8 132 201 1,951 2,015 9 2,024 3,975
Vanderburgh 121 2,650 110 145 8 1,319 38 4,391 1,250 93 1,344 5,735
Vermillion 129 3,909 205 225 53 847 105 5,473 367 2,109 2,476 7,949
Vigo 233 11,902 228 358 25 2,406 25 15,176 1,397 1,797 3,194 18,369
Wabash 492 2,224 1,133 465 59 685 771 5,829 3,549 859 4,408 10,237
Warren 99 3,891 359 503 95 247 245 5,439 29 735 764 6,203
Warrick 1,522 11,618 364 417 433 5,473 130 19,957 2,780 192 2,972 22,929
Washington 140 5,999 192 194 20 1,086 8 7,639 500 415 915 8,554
Wayne 218 5,717 166 107 38 676 39 6,961 282 51 334 7,295
Wells 40 2,083 169 189 83 538   3,102 37 390 428 3,530
White 539 2,270 2,265 1,057 35 344 536 7,046 1,779 64 1,842 8,889
Whitley 634 4,923 561 1,328 158 870 1,465 9,939 1,376 42 1,418 11,357
Total: 42,131 504,336 55,071 67,564 20,730 98,565 24,633 813,032 140,532 53,630 194,162 1,007,194
  5.2% 62.0% 6.8% 8.3% 2.5% 12.1% 3.0% 100% 72.4% 27.6% 100.0%  

NWI habitat types were combined based on a scheme developed by the Illinois Natural History Survey.

** Includes palustrine emergent with undetermined water regime, littorial lake, and riverine unconsolidated shore.