Lake Delhi History
Lake Delhi was created in the 1920's by the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Maquoketa River. Since that time the Lake Delhi area has grown to be the weekend retreat or home to over 900 residents. The Lake Delhi Recreation Association was formed in 1973.
Since 1973, the LDRA has played an active role in Lake Delhi supporting recreation areas such as Lost Beach, North Beach, water quality efforts, dredging, sponsored fish stocking, and represented the lake residents' interests whenever needed.
Since 1989, Lake Delhi property owners pay a property assessment in the Benefited Lake Tax District to provide funds for the annual maintenance of the Lake Delhi Dam and Dredging. These funds, along with, donations and grants have been used to repair the dam and dredge Lake Delhi. The benefited tax district funds are administered by the tax district trustees.