Big Barbee Lake

Data and Research Specific to Lake

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

Big Barbee Lake: Beneath the Surface
Comparative Water Quality Study: Big Barbee Lake 2007

Indiana Clean Lakes Program

Lake Overview
Volunteer Monitoring Data


Data and Research that Includes Lake

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

Comparative Water Quality Study 2007
Historical Literature Review 2009
Blue-Green Algae Study 2012
Lake Economic Impact Study: Property Value Report 2013
Blue-Green Algae Study Final Report & Appendix 2014
Barbee Lakes Chain Pre-Public Sewer System Study 2014

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Lake and River Enhancement Program
     Barbee Lakes Diagnostic Study 2000
     Barbee Lakes Sediment Removal Plan 2006
     Barbee Lakes Aquatic Management Plan Update 2009
     Barbee Lakes Aquatic Management Plan Revision       2007-2011
     Barbee and Chapman Lake Chains Water
      Monitoring 2014

     Healthy Shorelines Initiative in the Upper Tippecanoe       River Watershed
Fish Consumption Advisory
     Advisory for the General Population
     Advisory for Pregnant or Nursing Women


Lake Size: 304 acres         Watershed Size: 28,737 acres
Max Depth: 45 feet           Avg Depth: 15.6 feet
Inlets: Grassy Creek and Kuhn Lake
Outlets: To Little Barbee Lake
Access: Public: For Barbee Chain: 2 mi S of N Webster on SR 13,      then W on Rolling Ridge to Rattlesnake Dr.
Recreation: Boat, Ski, Fish
Lake Bottom: Sand, Gravel, Muck, Marl
Best Fishing: Bluegill, Redear
Lakefront/Channelfront Total Gross Assessed Value:      Barbee Chain $184,138,500
Boating Restrictions: Only lake in Barbee Chain without 10 mph      speed limit