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Natural, Scenic, and Recreational River System (Indiana)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Fed. Government
Fuel Distributor
General Public/Consumer
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Municipal/Public Utility
Nonprofit
Residential
Retail Supplier
Rural Electric Cooperative
Schools
State/Provincial Govt
Systems Integrator
Transportation
Tribal Government
Utility
Savings Category 
Fuel Cells
Photovoltaics
Program Info
State 
Indiana
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Provider 
Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Rivers may fall under the categories of natural, scenic, or recreational. These rivers are designated, acquired, and preserved by the state, and development on or adjacent to these rivers is limited. In planning for the use and development of waters and surrounding areas, a full review and evaluation of the river as a scenic resource will be conducted, and the environmental impact of the proposed use and development will be determined. Proposed development projects must be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources for review. In addition, the Department may choose to acquire water use, scenic, and land use easements for these rivers on behalf of the state. The Department may also elect to establish a River Commission for a river designated as natural, scenic, or recreational; the commission will manage the issuance of permits relevant to that river segment. Currently, only three river segments have been designated under this program; they are described on the DNR website.