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Why is the River Important?


White River is important for many reasons – many more than can be listed here. Here’s a start!


  • Industry relies on the river as a source of water for its operations.  See who uses the most water.
  • Recreation related to the river adds dollars to the economy…



  • The river is a drinking water source for cities and towns along the river.
  • Polluted water in the White River and surrounding streams means people can’t swim or play in the water.
  • Fish living in polluted waters are often not safe to eat.





The river provides opportunities for rest and recreation:


Artistic inspiration

The river is a place of inspiration, both for artists and non-artists alike

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White River Festival Announces 2017 Call for Events

Annual festival seeks diverse events to help bring awareness to river September 9-30, 2017 The annual White River Festival is now accepting event submissions for 2017. The celebration will focus on the White River, its tributaries, and its wildlife, plants, streams, and people from September 9-30 at venues and locations throughout central Indiana. The Festival […]

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