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Cross Champions a Cleaner Indian Lake

Representative Jon Cross works with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to protect water quality at Indian Lake
July 20, 2021
Republican Newsroom

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jon Cross (R-Kenton) today applauded the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the residents and visitors of Indian Lake for their efforts in keeping the lake clean and safe.

After concerns of nuisance aquatic vegetation, algae blooms and other potential issues to the area, Rep. Cross quickly contacted ODNR to ensure the area be cleaned.

While some algal blooms could be dangerous, ODNR ensured Rep. Cross that many of the algae seen at Indian Lake was not harmful. However, they acted quickly to pick up overgrown exposure at Pirate’s Cove and other areas of the lake. There is excess vegetation this summer due to the increased sunlight on the lake bottom. ODNR continues to monitor excess aquatic vegetation and have deployed weed harvesters to action earlier than normal.

“Keeping Indian Lake clean is essential for Ohioans to enjoy their summer as well as a healthy economy,” says Rep. Cross. “I am very thankful to Director Mary Mertz and her staff at ODNR for their swift action to address new issues this summer for the lake. While I understand this issue needs constant work, I am very pleased to see the early results of their cleanliness initiatives.”

ODNR will continue to look at newer, more efficient techniques and equipment to keep Indian Lake clean and the waterway open for boaters while maintaining an ecosystem balance to support good water quality and habitat. They also encourage homeowners to contract or personally keep their individual docks clean. The Indian Lake park office will have a list of companies that have been issued a special activity permit to apply herbicide treatments.

If individuals have any concerns about Indian Lake water quality or any other inquiries about the area, please contact the office of Rep. Cross at (614) 466 -3819.