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Meridian Creek


The Meridian Creek Watershed is located in south central Madison County. It drains 12,777 acres into the South Fork of the Forked Deer River. In the late 1950s landowners in the area formed the Meridian Creek Watershed District. The watershed district worked with the Soil Conservation Service now known as the Natural Resources Conservation Service to formulate a plan to curtail downstream flooding. Easements were acquired and in the late 1950s and early 1960s the watershed district with the technical and financial assistance from SCS constructed three earthen dams across the channels of Meridian Creek. Each of the dams created lakes with permanent pools ranging from 12 to 56 acres. Follow the attached link to view a map of the Meridian Creek watershed.

Dam/Lake        Year Built        Drainage Area       Lake Size

#1                     1961                2,853 acres            56 acres

#2                     1961                1,984 acres            33 acres

#3                     1962                   583 acres            12 acres