ELKHART — The rivers flowing through Elkhart are doing swimmingly. Take it from the fish that live there. Many of them wouldn’t be in the Elkhart and St. Joseph rivers if the water quality wasn’t good. But they are there, and we know thanks to Daragh Deegan and a group of college students.
Deegan is Elkhart’s aquatic biologist. That’s not a title you find in every city, but Elkhart makes it a priority because of the importance of the waterways that converge here and are a part of the city’s identity.