White River flows in two forks across most of Central and Southern Indiana, creating the largest watershed contained entirely within the state. This Report Card is focused on the West Fork of White River and the surrounding land which is all part of the Upper White River Watershed. The Upper White River Watershed encompasses a 2,720 square mile area (1,740,544 acres) within central Indiana. It extends across sixteen (16) counties including significant portions of Hancock, Marion, Hendricks, Johnson, Hamilton, Morgan, Boone, Tipton, Madison, Henry, Delaware, and Randolph Counties, as well as smaller portions of Owen, Monroe, Brown, and Clinton Counties.
The White River begins in a farmer’s field in Randolph County, south of Winchester, and flows in a south western direction. As it travels the river passes through farms, woods, small towns, bustling cities, and industrial sites. These diverse land uses all influence the White River. Explore the White River and its watershed through the below interactive map!