Dam Information

Type: Concrete rolled earth-fill
Maximum Height: 91 Feet
Length: 6,500 Feet
Drainage area above dam: 707 square miles


Operating Levels:

  Elevation (feet mean sea level) Area (Acres) Length (Miles)
Winter Pool 737 500 5
Summer Pool 749 900 7
Flood Pool 798 7,900 29

Current Status

Activities include operation of facility and maintenance of dam and lake infrastructure.

There is a contract underway to complete repairs to the dam’s cathodic protection system.

Project Description and Background

J. Edward Roush Lake provides flood protection to the Wabash River valley, improves the Wabash River’s water flow conditions, and offers a habitat for various species of fish and wildlife.

The Corps manages the dam and some recreational facilities in the vicinity of the dam. The Corps also monitors and controls lake water levels.

Additionally, the 900-acre lake is used for recreation including fishing, boating, and swimming.

Project Authorization

 Flood Control Act of 1958

Project Manager

Bridget Bentley

Project Location

Huntington, Indiana; Huntington and Wells Counties, Indiana

Project Area / Photos

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