A History of Indian LakeHistory has recorded many major floods and the devastation they created. One of the greatest floods ever in Ohio occurred in March of 1913. Rivers in the region, including the Great Miami River, overflowed their banks destroying many towns and cities along the way. The still-frozen ground could not absorb the 10-inch rainfall. Some thought at the time that Indian Lake spillway had burst or the banks of the reservoir had eroded away causing the flooding. After the waters receded, many Miami Valley residents believed Indian Lake should be drained to prevent future flooding. However, the Corps of Engineers quickly concluded that properties along the Miami River all the way to Dayton were flooded hours prior to any water escaping over the spillway. Had the reservoir not existed, many more lives would have been lost and more property damaged. Sidney, Piqua, Troy and many smaller communities along the river would have suffered greater damage. An estimated 420 people lost their lives in the Miami Valley.
|Placed By||The Indian Lake Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 254568 N 4484269|
|Decimal Degrees||40.47286667, -83.89513333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 28.372', W 83° 53.708'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 28' 22.32" N, 83° 53' 42.48" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 130 Wilgus Ct, Russells Point OH 43348, US|
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