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Prophetstown State Park to expand, provides alternative location for power lines

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that Prophetstown State Park will expand by more than 130 acres. It will also allow the DNR to provide an alternative location for power lines that were proposed to run through the Farm at Prophetstown.

Posted: Mar 5, 2019 1:33 PM
Updated: Mar 5, 2019 3:31 PM

BATTLE GROUND, Ind. (WLFI) — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that Prophetstown State Park will expand by more than 130 acres. It will also allow the DNR to provide an alternative location for power lines that were proposed to run through the Farm at Prophetstown.

The state park will expand 134 acres to the southeast, according to a news release. It's land the DNR has been interested in since the 1990s. The land will be purchased for $1.1 million from the Trustees of the Opal Hatke Trust. The DNR is looking to eventually create a lake on the property and provide water recreational opportunities.

The DNR can now look at relocation of power lines that run from a sub-station east of the park to the Battle Ground sub-station west of the park. As we previously reported, many people worried power lines would completely destroy the integrity of the 1920s style Farm at Prophetstown State Park.

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