COLUMBUS – State Representative Jon Cross (R-Kenton) announced more money is coming to Indian Lake. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will receive $150,000 in addition to the $500,000 that Cross secured for vegetation removal with the passing of an amendment in House Bill 175 recently.
The latest round of funds will be used to purchase additional dredging pipes to replace and extend the existing dredging infrastructure on the lake.
“With summer around the corner, Indian Lake has been a priority for me lately,” said Cross. “It is a natural playground that attracts Ohioans from around the state that brings a seasonal boost to the local economy and these funds are an investment in preserving the future of the lake.”
The ODNR will use the funds to purchase 10,000 feet of dredging pipe to be split between Indian and Buckeye lakes.
Indian Lake has two full-time dredges stationed on the lake that remove more than 100,000 cubic yards of dredge material annually.