Statement issued Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:
High water has resulted in the closure of the beach at Salamonie Lake and a request from the Department of Natural Resources for caution on the water at both Salamonie and Roush lakes through Memorial Day weekend.
At Roush Lake, the beach should be open, although the water will be very muddy. Salamonie Lake is at 7 feet over summer pool and is rising slowly, and the beach is very likely to remain underwater and closed.
Boat ramps will be open at both lakes, but the influx of water into the reservoirs always results in an increase in partially submerged logs and other debris. Boaters should use caution on the water.
Campgrounds, picnic areas and shelters, interpretive programs and other recreation activities remain open and available for use.
Additional rain may alter conditions at one or both locations. For current conditions, contact Salamonie Lake at (260) 468-2125 or Roush Lake at (260) 468-2165.