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North Central Indiana Water Study

The primary goal of the IFA's North Central Indiana Water Study is to improve the understanding of estimated future groundwater and surface water demand and availability within the public water utility sector so that a gap analysis can be conducted. The questions the study is looking to answer include: How much water is currently available? Will there be enough water to meet the 50-year Public Water Supply needs?

The study will examine the 50-year demand and supply availability in the watersheds, which are primarily located in Benton, Cass, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Montgomery, Parke, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren and White counties.

It is important to note, this study is not a continuation of any water related investigations that may have been conducted in the region. However, all relevant data will be evaluated for the inclusion in the IFA's final report.

The IFA is currently engaging professional consultants to assist with the study to begin work as soon as possible.

Resources

ENHANCED WATER MONITORING -The White River Alliance has been engaged by the IFA to develop a strategy for improving Indiana’s surface and groundwater monitoring network within the watersheds that fall within the North Central Indiana Regional Water Study area;  with other watersheds to be added in the future.  More information to come on this initiative as their work moves forward.

Proposed Timeline

Study ActivitiesDates
Launch water study Late 2023
Preliminary findings Spring 2024
Study completed Fall 2024

Contacts

Jim McGoff
Director of Environmental Programs
jmcgoff@ifa.in.gov