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Anderson River (including Middle Fork): Navigable in Spencer County from its junction with the Ohio River for 28.4 river miles to the Perry-Spencer County Line. The Middle Fork is navigable from its junction with the Anderson River for 3.3 river miles.

Armuth Ditch: See Black Creek.

Arnold Creek: Navigable in Ohio County from its junction with the Ohio River for 4.4 river miles.

B

Baker Creek: Navigable in Spencer County from its junction with Little Pigeon Creek 1.8 river miles.

Bald Knob Creek: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with Oil Creek for 0.5 river miles.

Banbango Creek: See Baugo Creek.

Bangango Creek: See Baugo Creek.

Baugo Creek: Navigable from its junction with the St. Joseph River in South Bend for 15.2 river miles to the main forks (near Wakarusa).

Bayou Creek: Navigable in Vanderburgh County from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.5 river miles.

Beanblossom Creek: Navigable in Monroe County from its junction with the West Fork of the White River for 17.7 river miles to Griffy Creek.

Bear Creek: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.6 river miles.

Big Blue River: Navigable from its junction with Sugar Creek (to form the Driftwood River) for 55.46 river miles to the Henry-Rush County Line.

Big Blue River: See, also, Blue River.

Big Creek: Navigable in Posey County from its junction with the Wabash River for 25.4 river miles (near Cynthiana). See, also, Little Fork of Big Creek.

Big Deer Creek: See Deer Creek.

Big Indian Creek: See Indian Creek (Morgan County).

Big Oil Creek: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with the Ohio River for 10.6 river miles.

Big Poison Creek: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with the Ohio River for 6.3 river miles.

Big Raccoon Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Wabash River for 42.35 river miles to the Parke-Putnam County Line (now Cecil M. Harden Lake). The dam for Harden Lake is located at river mile 33.7.

Big Saluda Creek: Navigable in Jefferson County from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.0 river miles.

Big Sandy Creek: See Sandy Creek.

Big Vermillion River: Navigable from its junction with the Wabash River for 10.8 river miles to the Illinois State Line. (This river is navigable to Carmargo, Illinois.)

Black Creek: Navigable from its junction with the West Fork of the White River (near Edwardsport) for 11.8 river miles (near Marco).

Blue River: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 57.15 river miles to Fredricksburg.

Blue River: See, also, Big Blue River.

Bryant Creek: Navigable in Switzerland County from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.6 river miles.

Buck Creek: Navigable in Harrison County from its junction with the Ohio River for 5.8 river miles.

Buck Creek: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.7 river miles.

Buck Run: Navigable in Ohio County from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.1 river miles.

Bull Creek: Navigable in Clark County from its junction with Ohio River for 1.1 river miles.

Bull Hollow: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with Big Oil Creek for 0.7 river miles.

Burns Ditch: See Portage Burns Waterway

Burns Waterway Harbor: Navigable as an extension of Lake Michigan for 1.3 river miles to the Little Calumet River.

Busseron Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Wabash River in Knox County for 20.96 river miles. A channelization and relocation of Busseron Creek is navigable from its junction with the Wabash River in Sullivan County (near Rogers Ditch) for 2.85 river miles to its junction with the original channel.

Busserou Creek: See Busseron Creek.

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Cagles Mill Lake: See Eel River, and see Mill Creek.

Calumet River: See Grand Calumet River; also Little Calumet River.

Calumet River Canal: See Indiana Harbor Canal.

Cammie Thomas Ditch: Navigable for 7.45 river miles as a channelization of the Muscatatuck River.

Camp Creek: Navigable in Clark County from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.7 river miles.

Caney Branch: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with Big Poison Creek for 0.2 river miles.

Caney Branch: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with Little Deer Creek for 0.8 river miles.

Caney Creek: Navigable in Spencer County from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.8 river miles.

Carman's Creek: See Turman Creek.

Cecil M. Harden Lake: See Big Raccoon Creek.

Clear Creek: Navigable in Monroe County from its junction with Salt Creek for 2.55 river miles (near Harrodsburg).

Clear Creek: Navigable from its junction with Little Pigeon Creek for 2.4 river miles.

Clover Lick Creek: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with Big Oil Creek for 0.7 river miles.

Conns Creek: Navigable (although with private ownership of the creek bed) from its junction with the Flatrock River for 11.5 river miles to the Rush-Shelby County Line.

Crooked Creek: Navigable in Spencer County from its junction with the Ohio River for 7.7 river miles.

Cypress Creek (including Cypress Creek Diversion Channel): Navigable in Warrick County from its junction with the Ohio River for 6.6 river miles. (The original bed of Cypress Creek is also navigable west of Cypress Creek Diversion Channel for 1.95 river miles, except where the creek bed has emerged and is no longer inundated.)

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Deer Creek: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with the Ohio River for 5.9 river miles.

Driftwood River: Navigable from its junction with the East Fork of the White River (near Columbus) 15 river miles to its junction with the Big Blue River (near Edinburgh).

Dry Run Creek: Navigable in Crawford County from its junction with the Big Blue River for 1.4 river miles.

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East Calumuck River: See Little Calumet River.

East Deer Creek: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with Deer Creek for 0.6 river miles.

East Fork of the White River: Navigable from its junction with the White River 189 river miles to its junction with the Flatrock and Driftwood Rivers (near Columbus).

East Fork of the Whitewater River: Navigable from its junction with the Whitewater River for 26.25 river miles to the Union-Wayne County Line.

Eel River: Navigable from its junction with the West Fork of the White River for 51.2 river miles to its junction with Mill Creek (now within Cagles Mill Lake).

Elk Creek: Navigable in Washington County from its junction with the Cammie Thomas Ditch for 3.0 river miles.

F

Fanny Creek: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.8 river miles.

Fawn River: Navigable for 13.45 river miles within Indiana. The Fawn River has two navigable segments in Indiana, separated by segments in Michigan. Navigability commences at the Indiana-Michigan state line (near Gilmore Lake and two mile south of Sturgis, Michigan) and continues downstream. The Fawn River has been found to be nonnavigable at Greenfield Mills (river mile 32).

Flat Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Patoka River for 12.0 river miles (near Otwell).

Flatrock River: Navigable from its junction with the East Fork of the White River (Columbus) 93 river miles to its uppermost point in Henry County (near Mooreland).

Fourteen Mile Creek: Navigable in Clark County from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.9 river miles.

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Garrett Creek: Navigable in Spencer County from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.2 river miles.

Goose Creek: Navigable in Switzerland County from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.5 river miles.

Grand Calumet River: Navigable from the Illinois State Line (near Hammond) for 15.4 river miles to Marquette Park. (The river is also navigable in Illinois.)

Grants Creek: Navigable in Switzerland County from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.5 river miles.

Great Miami River: Navigable for 1.4 river miles in Dearborn County. (Most of this river lies within Ohio; the Great Miami River has been determined to be navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 117 river miles. The waterway enters Indiana at two locations.)

H

Harden Lake: See Big Raccoon Creek.

Harris Ditch: Navigable in Posey County from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.9 river miles to Little Pitcher Lake.

Hogan Creek (including North Fork and South Fork): (The Main Stem of) Hogan Creek is navigable in Dearborn County from the junction on the Ohio River for its entire length of 0.4 river miles. The North Fork is navigable from the junction with Hogan Creek for 4.9 river miles. The South Fork is navigable from the junction with Hogan Creek for 5.0 river miles.

Honey Creek: Navigable in Spencer County from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.8 river miles.

Houchins Ditch: See Patoka River.

Hurricane Fork: See Little Fork of Big Creek.

I

Independence Creek: See Indian Creek Harrison County).

Indian Creek: Navigable in Harrison County from its junction with the Ohio River for 4.8 river miles.

Indian Creek: Navigable in Martin County from its junction with the East Fork of the White River for 15.0 river miles to the Lawrence-Martin County Line.

Indian Creek: Navigable in Morgan County from its junction with the West Fork of the White River for 3.3 river miles (near Martinsville).

Indian Creek: Navigable in Switzerland County from its junction with the Ohio River for 4.1 river miles.

Indian Fork: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with Big Oil Creek for 1.4 river miles.

Indian-Kentuck Creek: Navigable in Jefferson County from its mouth on the Ohio River for 3.8 river miles.

Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal (including Calumet River Canal and Lake George Canal): The (Main Stem of the) Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal is navigable in Lake County for 3.0 river miles from the Indiana Harbor to where it branches into the Calumet River Canal and the Lake George Canal. The portion of the Main Stem that is ordinarily referred to as the "Indiana Harbor" is lakeward of the historic shoreline of Lake Michigan and is surrounded by manmade land comprising LTV Steel and Inland Steel. The "Ship Canal" (also called the "Indiana Harbor Canal") is the portion of the Main Stem landward of the historic shoreline. The Calumet River Canal is navigable in Lake County from the Indiana Harbor Canal for 1.95 river miles to the Grand Calumet River. The Lake George Canal is navigable in Lake County from the Indiana Harbor Canal for 0.85 river miles (near White Oak Avenue if extended southerly).

Iroquios River: Navigable from the Indiana-Illinois State Line for 39 river miles to the Dexter Ditch (near Parr).

Island Branch: Navigable in Ohio County from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.0 river miles.

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Jackson Creek: Navigable in Spencer County from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.8 river miles.

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Kankakee River: Navigable from the Indiana-Illinois State Line for 86.3 river miles to the Indiana-Michigan State Line. (This river is also navigable downstream in Illinois.)

Kelly Bayou: Navigable in Sullivan County from its downstream junction with an oxbow of the Wabash River for 5.8 river miles to its upstream junction with the Wabash River.

Kelly Hollow: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with Millstone Creek for 1.0 river miles.

Kemper Ditch: See Little Calumet River.

Kingly Creek: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.2 river miles.

Knob Creek: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.2 river miles.

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Lake Drain: Navigable in Spencer County from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.6 river miles.

Lake George Canal: See Indiana Harbor Canal.

Lake Michigan: Navigable throughout Indiana.

Lancassange Creek: Navigable in Clark County from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.3 river miles.

Laughery Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 10.8 river miles (near Milton).

Lick Creek: Navigable in Orange County from its junction with the Lost River for 19.5 river miles to Old Spring Mill (near Paoli).

Little Blue River: Navigable in Crawford County from its junction with the Ohio River (near Alton) for 10.6 river miles.

Little Blue River: Navigable from its junction with the Big Blue River (Shelbyville) for 25.6 river miles to its junction with Ball Run.

Little Calumet River: Navigable from the Indiana-Illinois State Line for 21.24 river miles to Burns Waterway Harbor; and navigable for an additional 17.75 river miles to its junction (as Kemper Ditch) with Interstate 94. (The river is also navigable in Illinois.)

Little Creek: See Little Fork of Big Creek.

Little Deer Creek: Navigable from its junction with Deer Creek for 3.9 river miles.

Little Fork of Big Creek: Navigable in Posey County from its junction with Big Creek for 5.1 river miles.

Little Oil Creek: Navigable from its junction with Big Oil Creek for 4.4 river miles.

Little Pigeon Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 15.8 river miles.

Little Pitcher Lake: Navigable in Posey County as an extension of Harris Ditch.

Little Raccoon Creek: Navigable in Parke County from its junction with Big Raccoon Creek for 5.3 river miles (Nevins Covered Bridge).

Little River: Navigable from its junction with the Wabash River 20.2 river miles to Ellison Road (near Fort Wayne).

Little Sandy Creek: Navigable in Spencer County from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.0 river miles.

Little Wabash River: See Little River.

Locust Creek: Navigable in Vanderburgh County from its junction with Pigeon Creek for 1.5 river miles.

Log Lick Creek: Navigable in Switzerland County from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.3 river miles.

Lost River: Navigable from its junction with the East Fork of the White River for 48.87 river miles (near Orangeville).

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McFadden Creek: Navigable in Posey County from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.3 river miles.

Marble Powers Ditch: See Kankakee River.

Maumee River: Navigable from the Indiana-Ohio State Line 27.05 river miles to the Hosey Dam, Fort Wayne. (The river is also navigable in Ohio; the river may be alternatively described as navigable to total river mile 134.9. The Indiana-Ohio State Line is located at total river mile 107.85.)

Middle Fork of Anderson River: See Anderson River.

Mill Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Eel River (now Cagles Mill Lake) for 32.45 river miles to the Hendricks-Morgan County Line. See, also, Mill Creek Ditch.

Mill Creek: Navigable in Crawford County from its junction with the Little Blue River for 1.4 river miles.

Mill Creek Ditch: Navigable from its junction with Mill Creek upstream for 1.35 river miles to the Hendricks-Morgan County Line.

Millstone Creek: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.4 river miles.

Mississinewa River: Navigable from its junction with the Wabash River for 109.75 river miles to the Indiana-Ohio State Line.

Monroe Lake: See Salt Creek.

Mosquito Creek: Navigable in Harrison County from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.8 river miles.

Mud Creek: Navigable from its junction with Mill Creek (near Little Point) for 5.6 river miles to Tudor Road (near Hazelwood).

Muscatatuck River: Navigable from its junction with the East Fork of the White River for 24.25 river miles to the main forks. See, also, Vernon Fork of Muscatatuck River, South Fork of Muscatatuck River, and Cammie Thomas Ditch.

N

Neglie Creek: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with Little Deer Creek for 0.5 river miles.

North Fork of Hogan Creek: See Hogan Creek.

North Fork of Muscatatuck River: See Vernon Fork of Muscatatuck River.

North Fork of Salt Creek: Navigable from its junction with Salt Creek for 36.7 river miles to its junction with David Branch (near Nashville).

O

Ohio River: Navigable throughout the state (from total river mile 491.34 to total river mile 848.0).

Oil Creek: See Big Oil Creek.

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Patoka River: Navigable from its junction with the Wabash River for 146.6 river miles (within Greenfield Township, Orange County).

Pickamink River: Iroquois River.

Pigeon Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 5.9 river miles.

Plum Creek: Navigable in Switzerland County from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.9 river miles.

Poison Creek: See Big Poison Creek.

Portage Burns Waterway: Navigable in its entirety (1.3 river miles) as a connection between the Little Calumet River and Lake Michigan. (The point at which Portage Burns Waterway connects with the Little Calumet River is now considered the separation between the East Branch and the West Branch of the Little Calumet River.)

Potato Run: Navigable in Harrison County from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.4 river miles.

R

Raccoon Creek: See Big Raccoon Creek.

Rock River: See Sugar Creek.

Rider Ditch: Navigable in Jackson County as a channelization of the Vernon Fork of the Muscatatuck River.

S

St. Joseph River: Navigable throughout Indiana (Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties) for 39.57 river miles. The river enters Indiana from Michigan and returns to Michigan. (The river is also navigable downstream in Michigan; and the river may be alternatively described as navigable from total river mile 49.93 to total river mile 89.5.)

Salt Creek: Navigable from its junction with the East Fork of the White River into Monroe Lake. See also the North Fork of Salt Creek.

Sample Run: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.2 river miles.

Sand Creek: Navigable in Switzerland County from its junction with Bryant Creek for 0.9 river miles.

Sand Run: See Sand Creek.

Sandy Creek: Navigable in Spencer County from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.6 river miles.

Silver Creek: Navigable in Clark County from its junction with the Ohio River for 3.0 river miles.

Smart Ditch: Navigable in Jackson County as a channelization of the Muscatatuck River (and the Vernon Fork of the Muscatatuck River).

South Fork of Big Creek: See Little Fork of Big Creek.

South Fork of Hogan Creek: See Hogan Creek.

South Fork of Muscatatuck River: Navigable from its junction with the Muscatatuck River 28.1 river miles to its junction with Graham Creek.

Sugar Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Big Blue River (to form the Driftwood River) for 24.4 river miles (near Boggstown).

Sugar Creek: Navigable from its junction on the Wabash River (near West Union) for 56.83 river miles to the Montgomery-Boone County Line.

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Tanners Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River in Lawrenceburg for 10.6 river miles.

Tate's Hollow: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.3 river miles.

Thomas Ditch: See Cammie Thomas Ditch.

Tippecanoe River: Navigable from its junction with the Wabash River in Tippecanoe County to the Pulaski County-Fulton County line at river mile 86.47.

Trail Creek: Navigable in LaPorte County from its junction with Lake Michigan for 1.0 river miles. For purposes of this delineation, the shoreline of Lake Michigan is identified at the approximate site of the Franklin Street "Draw" Bridge.

Turman Creek: Navigable in Sullivan County from its junction with the Wabash River for 7.9 river miles (near Dodds Bridge).

Turtle Creek: Navigable in Switzerland County from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.3 river miles.

Twin Creek: Navigable in Washington County from its junction with the East Fork of the White River for 7.98 river miles to the Cox Ferry Road Bridge near the Jefferson-Brown Township Line.

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Vermillion River: See Big Vermillion River.

Vernon Fork of Muscatatuck River: Navigable from its junction with the Muscatatuck River for 39.3 river miles to Vernon (S.R. 7). See also Rider Ditch.

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Wabash River: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 441.9 river miles to the Wells- Adams County Line.

Webb Branch: Navigable in Perry County from its junction with Big Oil Creek for 0.9 river miles.

West Fork of the White River: Navigable from its junction with the White River 277 river miles to Smithfield, Delaware County.

West Fork of the Whitewater River: Navigable from its junction with the Whitewater River for 64.3 river miles to the three forks (near Connersville).

White River: Navigable from its junction with the Wabash River for 49.5 river miles to where it branches into the East Fork of the White River and the West Fork of the White River.

Whitewater River: Navigable from the Ohio State Line for 29.65 river miles to where it branches into the East Fork of the Whitewater River and the West Fork of the Whitewater River. (The river is also navigable downstream in Ohio; the river may be alternatively described as navigable from total river mile 7.9 to total river mile 96.9.)

Wilson Creek: Navigable in Dearborn County from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.9 river miles.

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Yellow River: Navigable from its junction with the Kankakee River for 41.0 river miles to Plymouth.