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DNR relaxes boating curbs on 3 lake chains

– The state Department of Natural Resources has lifted boating restrictions on three northeastern Indiana lake chains because lake levels have returned to acceptable levels, officials announced.

The DNR said Wednesday it has lifted temporary restrictions for motor boats on the Barbee Lake chain, including Kuhn, Big Barbee, Little Barbee, Irish, Sechrist, Sawmill and Banning lakes; the Tippecanoe Lake chain, including Lake Tippecanoe, James Lake (Little Tippy), and Oswego Lake; and the Indian Lake chain, including Westler, Witmer, Dallas, Hackenburg and Messick lakes.