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Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Inc. was retained by the Morgan County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to help lead the investigation, development, and drafting of a Watershed Management Plan (WMP) for the Lower White Lick Creek Watershed. Interest in developing this WMP stems from county-wide efforts, both prior and ongoing, to develop watershed management plans for all watersheds in Morgan County. Thus, this planning effort is part of a vision to provide a comprehensive plan for all watersheds in Morgan County and it is hoped that, through the implementation of this WMP, improved water quality conditions will be realized that will benefit all residents of the Lower White Lick Creek Watershed.
The Lower White Lick Creek Watershed includes drainage area in the southern portion of the greater White Lick Creek Watershed. The Lower White Lick Creek Watershed drains portions of Hendricks, Marion, and Morgan Counties to the East Fork and main stem of the White Lick Creek, just prior to the confluence of the White Lick Creek with the White River. The Lower White Lick Creek study area covers approximately 44 square miles within the greater 290 square mile area of the White Lick Creek Watershed. Both watersheds are located west and southwest of Indianapolis in central Indiana.