Norway Dam

At the Norway Hydro Electric Plant, Meade completed the new power and control work for the five new emergency gates that were installed and the three existing flood gates.


In the 1920’s, two events occurred that forever changed the character of White County. In 1923, Norway Dam was completed creating Lake Shafer north of Monticello.  Two years later, Oakdale Dam was built forming Lake Freeman a few miles south of Monticello.  The twin lakes established White County as one of Indiana’s leading tourism attractions and the two hydro-electric dams are one of Indiana’s forms of green energy.