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A proposal to build a 2,000-acre reservoir about 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis would face numerous reviews by regulatory agencies before the project could move forward.

Indiana's Department of Homeland Security and several divisions of the state Department of Natural Resources would have to review the proposal, as would the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Herald Bulletin of Anderson reported.

But first, elected leaders in Madison and Delaware counties and the communities of Anderson, Chesterfield and Daleville would have to agree to form a 10-member Mounds Lake Commission to study the idea.

The project that would involve building a 2,500-foot-long earthen dam along the White River at a cost of between $300 million and $400 million. Economic development leaders think the reservoir could provide an economic boost to the area.

The dam would be built just east of East Lynn and 18th Streets in Anderson, backing water up in Delaware County to around County Road 300 South and South High Banks Road.

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  • Economy is coming back
    Suddenly lakefront luxury home sites are needed in the ever-expanding Northeast Corridor. I agree with "red dog" and propose a well vetted research group to review every transaction for land sales and purchases dating back sixty (60) years. Perhaps a lottery for the best picks of greed driven politicians.
  • Old Project?
    This was studied in the 1960's as a reservoir site, not sure of dam location then, and if memory serves me, it was deemed not worth the effort back then. Would be too shallow in Delaware Co., long and skinny, and it had some other sand seam issues, etc. for holding the water level up? For Dave in Indy, the SR 32 frontage may be the ideal locations for personal home frontage, high and dry. Look at Google Earth, very narrow through Anderson, so many of those exisiting lots look like they would have back yard frontage. 69 does dip down over the river,so who knows, more new bridges? I like the fact that Homeland Security gets a say?...what would they possibly add to the review?....illegals swimming across county lines?
  • Environmental impacts to also be considered?
    Would an environmental impact statement also be required? There would be significant impacts and the project's proponents should commission a comprehensive study of the full range of impacts. Today's IBJ report about the problems of Centre Properties' River Place project in Fishers, which was litigated for eight years over concerns about whether the Department of Natural Resources properly evaluated the effects of the filling of White River's floodway, serves to timely remind about the importance of doing a complete and honest evaluation of impact.
  • reddog
    I agree with reddog about collusion and profiteering. For such projercts, in a perfect world full of good intentions and good / honest folks - I would perfer that the folks who gave up their castles, through Eminent Domain, would become stakeholders and get their piece of the pie, when it came time to make $ off the project. Otherwise, it becomes a rob from the poor to make others wealthy. I do see the need as a method of flood control. Another problem would be rebuilding of many bridges (I-69, State road 9) and the possible relocation of SR 32, North of Daleville.
  • Water$$$$
    Time to get ethics / non collusion docs signed now. Wonder if proposers (legislatures) own or have options on much of the land that would be shoreline. I see vast greed out of this....just saying.

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