Lake George (Hobart, Indiana) facts for kids
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Lake George, Indiana
|Location||Hobart, Lake County, Indiana|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Managing agency||Hobart Parks and
|Surface area||270 acres (110 ha)|
|Max. depth||14 ft (4.3 m)|
|Surface elevation||604 ft (184 m)|
Lake George was formed when George Earle constructed a dam on Deep River to power sawmills and gristmills. The lake is fed by several small streams, including Deep River, the largest, and Turkey Creek. It is approximately 5 km (3.1 mi) long, 300 m (980 ft) at its widest, and has a surface area of 270 acres (110 ha).
The lake is a popular site for recreation in Hobart. Two local parks and multiple residential areas border the lake and Deep River.
Since its creation, the lake has accumulated a large amount of sediment in its upstream wetland areas that washes into the lake during rainfall events, leading to a decrease in water quality. In 1995, the U.S. Geological Survey carried out a survey of the lake to measure the thickness of sediment. As a result of this survey, the lake was dredged in 2000, removing nearly 600,000 cubic yards of sediment.
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