Anderson and Madison County and Regional News

New meetings planned on proposed reservoir

February 4, 2014

A new round of public hearings is being planned about the proposal to build a seven-mile long reservoir on the White River in central Indiana.

Mounds Lake Reservoir project organizer Rob Sparks told Delaware County commissioners that the meetings will be held in March and April in Yorktown, Daleville, Chesterfield and Anderson.

Plans are to dam the White River in Anderson to create a 2,100-acre lake in a project that will cost an estimated $400 million.

Sparks told The Star Press that planners are now reviewing the potential flood height of water levels for the reservoir between Anderson and Muncie. That could lead to some excavation in the planned lake area.

Project opponents say the reservoir would have adverse environmental, health and economic impacts in the area.

The Indiana Revolving Loan Fund in November approved a $600,000 grant to cover the second phase of a feasibility study for the project.

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