CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – The low water levels at Lake Freeman have forced U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita to take action.
Congressman Rokita wrote a letter to the Fish and Wildlife Service to find a solution to the problems facing the Monticello community. He said businesses are feeling the effects of the low lake levels. He said one business had to lay off 12 employees and others are losing revenue.
He understands the need to maintain the water flow into the Tippecanoe River for the endangered mussels, but he believes protecting the mussels does not outweigh the economic loss and safety risk to Lake Freeman and Lake Shafer.