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Water > Regulatory Permit Programs and Related Information > Permit Application Assistance Manual > Example Plans Example Plans

2-11-1 General Information
2-11-2 Items required for every plan
2-11-3 Project-specific minimum requirements
2-11-4 Example project plans

2-11-1 General Information

Permit applications received by the DNR must contain plans for the proposed activity. In many cases, plans must also show the existing conditions of the area prior to the proposed project. The following example project plans illustrate the key items required for DNR review. Permit applications without the key information may substantially prolong the review process.

If you have questions about information required for your project, or if your project isn't represented here in the examples, contact our Technical Services Section at:

Phone: (317) 232-4160 or toll-free 1-877-928-3755.

E-mail: water_inquiry@dnr.IN.gov

Mail:

Technical Services Section
Division of Water
Room W264
402 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

2-11-2 Items that should be on every plan

  • Streams / other water features
  • Roads (including railroads)
  • Existing Structures (buildings, parking lots, etc)
  • Proposed structures
  • Cross Sections if applicable
  • Property Limits
  • North Arrow
  • Scale (numerical / graphical)
  • Horizontal / Vertical Benchmarks
  • Horizontal / Vertical Datums
  • Contours (including date of photography, if applicable)
  • Date
  • Preparer's Name

Plans should be to scale (Standard scale found on engineering scale).

Use an aerial photograph of the project site for a base if nothing else is available (Photos are available online at Terraserver.com . Another set of aerial maps is maintained by and available at the State land Office).

2-11-3 Minimum Required Information by Project Type

Bank Stabilization - View Example Plan

Minimum Required Information for Bank Stabilization Plans:

  • Total lineal feet of bank to be stabilized
  • Material used and size
  • Existing height and profile of the bank
  • Proposed height and profile of the bank and the thickness of the riprap layer
  • Show how far the riprap extends beyond the existing bank
  • Provide the finished slope
  • A north arrow and scale
  • Source of material for fill
  • Placement of excess material
  • Label cross-sections
  • Datum of elevation

Boat Launch Ramp - View Example Plan

Minimum Required Information for Boat Launch Ramps (on Streams)

  • Length of ramp across lake frontage
  • Distance of ramp into lake from legal level
  • Materials and dimensions to be used for the ramp (slab and base materials)

Bridges - View Example Plan

Minimum Required Information for Bridge Projects:

  • Cross section of existing and proposed structures (can be overlayed)*
  • Existing and proposed low structure elevation*
  • Existing and proposed waterway area*
  • 100-year frequency flood elevation and source of elevation
  • Existing and proposed approach roads*
  • Existing and proposed guard rails*
  • Hydraulic data table
  • Disturbed area
  • Skew
  • Limits of construction
  • Limits of channel work

* Non-replacement new bridges are only required to submit proposed plans

If new bridge, approach roads raised, or waterway area reduced - model required

Channel Dredging for Streams - View Example Plan

Minimum Required Information for Channel Dredging Plans (Streams):

  • Existing and proposed cross-sections (can be overlayed)
  • Disturbed Area
  • Where the dredged material is to be stored, temporarily and permanently

Culverts - View Example Plan

Minimum Required Information for Culverts*:

  • If a new culvert - modeling
  • Size, length, and number of culverts
  • Type of bank stabilization
  • Upstream / downstream invert elevations
  • Skew
  • Description of approaches / fill height if raised
  • Elevation of the top of the road
  • Method of construction

    *If a culvert replacement, plans will also require the following:

  • Existing elevation of the roadway and approaches
  • Elevation of the bottom of the existing structure
  • Size of the existing water opening

Fill - View Example Plan

Minimum Required Information for Fill:

  • Proposed fill area with dimensions
  • Typical cross section of fill perpendicular to flow with dimensions or to scale
  • Existing ground elevation
  • Proposed elevation
  • Area that will be obstructed in the floodway

Outfall Structures - View Example Plan

Minimum Required Information for Outfall Structures:

  • End section details
  • Rip-rap area detail
  • Grading plan - showing location of outfall structure
  • Size of outlet
  • Datum of elevations
  • Elevation of invert
  • North arrow, scale, dimensions

Residential Development - View Example Plan

Minimum Required Information for Residential Developments:

  • Floodway and flood fringe boundaries - source cited
  • Proposed lots with house locations
  • Outfall structures
  • Utilities
  • Trails and bridges
  • Detention ponds
  • Grading plan
  • Elevations with datum
  • Roads

Seawall Refacing - View Example Plan

Minimum Required Information for Seawall Refacing Plans:

  • Disturbed area
  • Material type and length of reface
  • Existing height and profile of seawall
  • Proposed height and profile of seawall
  • Type and volume of fill landward of seawall

Steel Piling of Vinyl Seawall (Lakes) - View Example Plan

Minimum Required Information for Steel Piling or Vinyl Seawalls (Lakes):

  • Length of seawall across lake frontage
  • Seawall material specified
  • Property lines referenced on sketch of proposed seawall

Steel Piling or Vinyl Seawall (Streams) - View Example Plan

Minimum Required Information for Steel Piling or Vinyl Seawalls (Streams):

  • Disturbed area
  • Material type and length of seawall
  • Existing height and profile of seawall
  • Proposed height and profile of seawall
  • Type and volume of fill landward of seawall

Utility Crossing - View Example Plan

Minimum Required Information for Utility Crossings:

  • Type of material being transported
  • Size and type of material used for the line
  • Method of construction
  • Length of utility line in the floodway and running parallel to the stream
  • Angle of the crossing relative to the stream flow
  • Depth of cover under the stream
  • Depth of cover in the bank
  • Existing and proposed grade elevations
  • If applicable, method used to compensate for buoyancy
  • Clearing limits
  • Does it qualify for an exemption?

Project Specific Example Plans