DNR Finds No Flood Control Violations Near Starke County Forest


The Starke County Forest appears to have been absolved from blame for flooding concerns in the local area. A letter from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources was presented to the Starke County Park Board last week. In it, an engineer in the department’s compliance and enforcement section addressed concerns apparently raised by a neighboring property owner.

The letter said that DNR staff inspected the area along Anderson Ditch last June. They didn’t observe any activity that violated the Flood Control Act, according to the letter, and the case is now closed.

Forester Bruce Wakeland told the park board it was nice to see a written letter showing that there was no violation.