Opponents of a proposal to build Indiana's first new reservoir in more than four decades by damming the White River in Anderson say they hope a peer review of a feasibility study helps kill the project before more money is spent.
A state-funded feasibility study for creating a reservoir on the White River north of Indianapolis severely underestimates the cost of the project, according to a group of Ball State University professors who conducted a peer review of the study.
The state-funded study looked at the cost and environmental impact of the proposed 2,100-acre Mounds Lake reservoir, which would be formed by putting an earthen dam on the White River in Anderson, with an estimated cost of $440 million.
Anderson-based Ricker’s new gas station and convenience store at 146th Street and Carey Road in Westfield offers made-to-order burritos and self-serve frozen yogurt. The Anderson-based company plans to use the Westfield site as a model for its next generation of stores.