Harding Street Dam

Rocky dam serving a power plant

Located north of Interstate 465 on Indy’s southside at the confluence of Lick Creek, this low-head dam was built in the 1920s originally to serve a gristmill. Today it provides cooling water for a natural gas power plant. It is owned by AES and alters the river for 4.8 miles upstream to the Chevy Dam.

Dam Safety! Never go near low-head dams. Water flows swiftly over the wall-like structures and create vortex currents that can trap even the strongest swimmers under water.

Portage: There is no formal portage path and a difficult rocky shoreline river right that may be possible.

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