Salt Creek (White River)

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Salt Creek above Lake Monroe
Satellite view of Lake Monroe

Salt Creek is a stream in the southern part of the U.S. state of Indiana. A tributary of the East Fork of the White River, the creek begins in southwestern Bartholomew County, flows through southern parts of Brown and Monroe counties, and meets the White River just downstream from Bedford in Lawrence County. In far southwestern Brown County and much of southern Monroe County, the creek flows through Lake Monroe,[1] which was created by damming the creek in 1965.[2]

A major tributary of Salt Creek is Clear Creek, which drains most of the city of Bloomington. Besides the street runoff from Bloomington, Clear Creek also brings with it the effluent from the city's Dillman Road Wastewater Treatment Plant.[3]

Salt Creek was so named on account of the many brine springs along its course.[4]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. The National Map. Accessed 2011-05-29.
  2. ^ Cole, Thomas. "Water Quality Modeling of Lake Monroe Using CE-QUAL-W2". United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1999-01, 1-2. Accessed 2015-03-02.
  3. ^ Water Basics: Stream (City of Bloomington)
  4. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 536.