MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) – Concerned citizens met with U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita Wednesday evening to discuss possible solutions to Lake Freeman’s lowering levels.
More than a dozen people shared their thoughts on the topic. Some of them said lowering the 500 cubic feet per second requirement is the right move to help the lake.
Whatever the outcome, residents hope a plan can be developed that protects the mussels and Lake Freeman.
“We wish we could wave a magic wand and bang, we have our water back,” said Joe Roach, executive director of the Shafer Freeman Lakes Environmental Conservation Corporation. “Hopefully, we can come up with some sort of compromise that will save mussels and save our lake.”
Roach also said recreational safety and ensuring that businesses can continue to operate on the lake is critical to consider in coming up with a solution.