HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana officials have closed off public access to a
town that has reappeared in a northeastern Indiana reservoir after being
submerged for nearly half a century.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said Monday it closed access to
Monument City in Salamonie Reservoir to protect artifacts until state and
federal archaeologists can inspect the area.
DNR officials became concerned after visitors started collecting artifacts
from the town.
Monument City usually is below water but the extended drought has left the
reservoir bordering Huntington and Wabash counties about 14 feet below its
regular summer level.
DNR says curiosity seekers still wanting to catch a glimpse of Monument City
can view it will binoculars from the south side of the reservoir at the Lost
Bridge East State Recreation Area boat ramp.