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Mar 13

Lake Restrictions Lifted


The Department of Natural Resources has lifted the boat restrictions.  Persons may operate a motorized watercraft at normal speed.

Please see attached for the orders for the Lake restriction for Lake Wawasee and for the Lake closure for the Barbee Chain and Lake Tippecanoe.

Tippecanoe-Barbee Lift With Signature 3-2018
Tippecanoe-Barbee Lift With Signature 3-2018
113.3 KiB
Wawasee Lift With Signature 3-2018
Wawasee Lift With Signature 3-2018
101.3 KiB

Thank you

Cameron F Clark, Director

Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement

District 1 Headquarters

9822 N Turkey Creek Rd

Syracuse, IN 46567

Office (574) 457-8092


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Mar 09

Report Flood Damage

Report your flood damage to the Department of Homeland Security

Residents of Kosciusko County are reminded that with the recent flooding, many structures in the community may have experienced damage. Residents are strongly encouraged to report damages to the state of Indiana online at to assist in tracking the extent of these damages in the county. If additional funding is made available it will only be for those structures that have reported damage and have proper documentation.

Owners are also reminded that repairs and/or reconstruction activities to structures damaged due to the flooding that are located in the floodplain may require a local permit from the Kosciusko County Area Plan Commission as required by Kosciusko County floodplain ordinance. In addition to local permits, depending on a property’s location, a permit may be required from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources prior to the start of any reconstruction activity. In some instances owners who sustained damage and carry flood insurance may be eligible for additional funding, through the increase cost of compliance program, to bring the structure into compliance with floodplain regulations.

For more information on the permitting process, contact the Kosciusko County Area Plan Commission at 574-372-2304 or by email at . In addition to permits other steps owners should take before commencing repairs include;

  • Contacting your agent or insurance company to file a claim. Damaged homes with flood insurance may be eligible for Increased Cost of Compliance funding to assist in flood proofing or raising a home however valid claims must be made.
  • Check for structural damage before re-entering your home to avoid being trapped in a building collapse and confirm that power has been shut off until confirming the electrical has not been impacted.
  • Take photographs of all of the damaged property, including discarded objects, structural damage, and standing floodwater levels.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Kosciusko County Area Plan Commission
Matthew M. Sandy, Assistant Planner
100 W. Center St. Rm. 303
Warsaw, In 46580
Ph: 574-372-2304



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Feb 25

2018 Flood Photos

Photos of the Tippecanoe Lake flood.

2018 Flood

Lake Tippecanoe 2018 Flood Pictures

2018 Flood-Bigler

Lake Tippecanoe 2018 Flood Pictures
Bigler Landing  by Pete Bieghler 02/25/18

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Feb 24

Lost & Found

Lost & Found items on the Lake

FOUND03/16/18PIER SECTION10’ Brock top pier section. Wooden stringersGovernment PointLarry Smith
LOST03/15/18PLATFORM/FLOATJet ski white plastic floating platform.Blacks Landing, EMS T42BJud Motsenbocker
LOST02/25/18ALUMINUM FLOAT8’ x 8’ Aluminum float with green top. Ladder and pier post were attached.Old Mill PlaceFreda Callahan
FOUND02/25/18PORTABLE STEPWhite vinyl stepsOld Mill PlaceFreda Callahan
FOUND03/03/18PIER SECTIONLong brown pier with brick edgersOld mill place next to bridge on outer islandConnie Anthony
LOST02/25/18PIER SECTION4' wide x 11' long. Green in color. Painted treated deck board.Missing from Russells Park on northeast corner of Big Tippy.Keith Miller
FOUND02/24/18PADDLE BOATAluminum pontoon paddle boat, maybe with white seatsI spotted this adrift this morning being near the channel from Little Tippy heading toward Big Tippy. Given the east winds and flood current, probably came from the north or east shore of Little Tippy, I do not have the boat, it is probably adrift in Big Tippy. UPDATE It was reported that this Paddle Boat was against the Tippecanoe Dam.Jim Covert

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Feb 23

Flood Levels Reached

After the past few days of intense rainfall, our area lakes are now at or near flood stage. We want to keep our property owners informed and up-to-date on flood levels. If you are not currently at your property, we recommend you ask a neighbor or friend to check on your property. Water levels will continue to rise as water moves into the Tippecanoe River from across the watershed. There are currently flood levels in upper-watershed lakes. Levels in the lower lakes will continue to rise for 48 hrs.
A watershed works like a funnel, moving water downstream and draining to a particular body of water. Our watershed begins near Crooked and Big Lake. Eventually, the water in the green area all passes through the Dam at Oswego. Then, this water travels down the Tippecanoe River to the Warsaw-area.

Tippecanoe River at Oswego


Tippecanoe River at North Webster



Northern Indiana River Observations




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Feb 21

2018 Flotilla


Past & Present

May the 4th Be With You

Don’t be confused. Force yourself to mark your calendar for July 7, 2018 for this year’s flotilla. The theme is Star Wars Past & Present. Perhaps the Millennium Falcon will travel to a galaxy far, far away or at least to Lake
Tippecanoe with family and friends. Star Wars opened in movie theaters on May 25, 1977, and throughout the 41 years there is a collection of memorable characters, species, quotes and spaceships to spark a floaters creative energy.

This family- friendly, free event will take place at 1:00 PM, water front at Patona Bay.  So if you are a fan, geek or just wanting to have fun, plan to join other warriors on the water or shoreline for a traditional great time.

Additional details to be published within the next few months. Log into for updates.

While celebrating the 4 of July, remember, “Heroes get remembered, the legends never die.”

Dan Drook, Flotilla Chair

For more information, contact Dan Drook at 574-527-7587 or


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Feb 10

LTPO Directory Cover


Cover Pictures Needed for the
2018 Lake Tippecanoe Property Owners
Annual Directory

If you are interested in submitting any photos for the LTPO directory cover, please email them to Ian Crighton

Things to consider when choosing images:
  • Faces are best. I use a few “scenic” photos every year, but mostly people.
  • These images are reproduce as a small size, so if they are too complex, it’s hard to see the subject matter.
  • The printed resolution is 300 dpi. That ,eans any images less than 600 x 600 pixels will not work.
The deadline is March 10.

Thank you!
Ian Crighton


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