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USGS has installed a new stream gage near the Lafayette Avenue bridge, and as a result new water level advisories have been established. Only experienced canoeist and kayakers should be on the creek when the water level is between 5 and 6 feet, with levels above 6 feet being hazardous and unsafe for canoeing or kayaking.
Measuring the flow rate and water level of Sugar Creek involves much more than just sticking a ruler in the stream, it is actually a precise scientific device and process used in more than 9,000 locations nationwide, as explained in the attached USGS report "How Does a U.S. Geological Survey Stream Gage Work?".
In 2020, eighteen area youth, and eighteen adults, participated in Friends of Sugar Creek's educational program to learn about the habitat, biology, geology, history, and beauty of Sugar Creek. The 2021 event was "rained out", but the 2022 program went on as planned. (see Events page for upcoming 2023 details).
The 2023 Friends of Sugar Creek Canoe Race was once again a big success with excellent race day weather. The Stwalley Short Race at 4 miles and the longer 15 mile race were both filled with eager Sugar Creek paddlers.
The Sugar Creek low head dam was removed by the City of Crawfordsville in September 2021, following approvals from Indiana DNR and IDEM. Removal of the low head dam has reconnected 1,123 stream miles, improved biodiversity, and eliminated a safety hazard.
Aaron Selby shares his thoughts on how to escape from the challenges of self isolation and social distancing resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
MOCO Adopt a Storm Drain is a volunteer progam sponsored by Friends of Sugar Creek and the Crawfordsville Storm Water Department. We encourage you to consider adopting a drain in your neighborhood.
The Sugar Creek Nature Trail is located just north of downtown Crawfordsville, the interpretive signage for the Nature Trail was a Friends of Sugar Creek project.
Turn in a Poacher, Inc. (TIP) is a non-profit conservation organization that protects our fish and wildlife resources by increasing public support and involvement in bringing violators to justice.