Brookville Lake Dam
|Brookville Lake Dam|
Brookville Lake Dam, southeastern Indiana, viewed from the overlook to the east.
|Country||United State of America|
|Location||Brookville Township, Franklin County, Indiana|
|Normal elevation||755 feet (230 m)|
The earthen dam was constructed in 1974 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers with a height of 181 feet and 2800 feet long at its crest. It impounds the East Fork of the Whitewater River for flood control and storm water management. The dam is owned and operated by the Louisville District, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division of the Corps of Engineers.
The riverine reservoir it creates, Brookville Lake, has a normal water surface of 8.2 square miles, a maximum capacity of 359,600 acre-feet, and normal storage of 184,900 acre-feet. Recreation includes boating, hiking, hunting, and fishing (for bluegill, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, catfish, walleye, crappie, muskellunge, trout, and white bass). Adjacent facilities include the Mounds State Recreation Area and the Whitewater Memorial State Park.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brookville Lake
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-18. Retrieved 2012-09-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)