Madison County Soil Conservation District 

Serving to Conserve Madison County's Soil & Related Natural Resources Since 1941

Home Up Outreach Programs Cons. Practices Our Soil Plants & Animals Site Map Helpful Links

Watershed Lakes

Johnson Creek
Meridian Creek


In the late 1950s two watershed districts were formed, Johnson Creek and Meridian Creek. The districts were formed to curtail downstream flooding. Each watershed district elected a five person board to work with USDA the Soil Conservation Service now known as the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Five dams was constructed across Johnson Creek and three dams were constructed across Meridian Creek in the lat 1950s, and early 1960s. Each of the dams created small lakes with permanent pools ranging from 12 to 52 acres. In 2008 both watershed boards disbanded. NRCS inspects the dams and works with local government to perform maintenance and repairs to the dams.