Salamonie Lake

Chicago District
Published Jan. 8, 2024
Upper Wabash

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Salamonie Lake

6420 E. Salamonie Dam Road
Lagro, IN 46941
(260) 782-2358
Office hours: M-F, 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (may vary, call ahead)

Salamonie Lake provides flood protection to the Wabash River valley. During the fall and winter months, when excessive rainfall is likely, the lake is kept at a relatively low level referred to as winter pool. Should heavy rains occur, surface water runoff is stored in the lake until swollen streams and rivers below the dam have receded and can handle the release of the stored water without damage to lives or property.



Dam Information

Type: Earth Fill
Maximum Height: 133 Feet
Length: 6,100 Feet
Drainage area above dam: 553 square miles


Operating Levels:

  Elevation (feet mean sea level) Area (Acres) Length (Miles)
Winter Pool 730 868 11
Summer Pool 755 2,665 17
Flood Pool 793 9,340 30


Salamonie Lake

Current Lake Elevation Tailwater Elevation

Rules & Regulations

General Policies
A full list of Federal regulations that apply to all US Army Corps of Engineers properties can be found in Title 36 of the United States Code (USC). Title 36, The Rules and Regulations that Govern Corps of Engineers Water Resource Projects.

Possession of firearms in a federal facility, including locks, dams, power plants, ranger stations, buildings, switchyards, recreation facilities, warehouses, and offices is strictly prohibited. This prohibition includes the storage or transporting of a personally owned firearm in controlled access parking areas or Government vehicles, heavy equipment, boats and vessels under the operational control of the District regardless of its location. Exceptions for Federal employees are only allowed for Federal law enforcement officers or where possession of a firearm is specifically authorized by law.

Fireworks, along with explosives, firearms and other weapons are prohibited on Government Property. Detailed information can be found in Title 36, The Rules and Regulations that Govern Corps of Engineers Water Resource Projects, Section 327.13.