Central Indiana Reservoir Foes Back River Trails

DALEVILLE, Ind. (AP) _ Environmental groups are proposing a system of trails to promote use of the White River in central Indiana rather than damming it for a planned seven-mile-long reservoir.

Tim Maloney of the Hoosier Environmental Council says the proposed Mounds Greenway would connect parks and trail systems along the White River in Anderson and Muncie area. Maloney says the project would cost one-tenth of the estimated $450 million to create the Mounds Lake Reservoir.

Canoe Country owner Robbie Mixell says he would lose his business near Daleville if the reservoir is built because “people don't paddle on a reservoir.''

The Herald Bulletin and The Star Press report reservoir supporters are holding a series of “Imagine Mounds Lake'' public meetings, including displays starting Tuesday at Mounds Mall in Anderson.