Study Shows No Big Concerns Over Proposed Indiana Reservoir

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) _ A feasibility study has found no major issues that would prevent a proposal for a reservoir in central Indiana from moving forward.
 
The Herald Bulletin reports that the state-funded study looked at the project's cost and environmental impact. The 2,100-acre Mounds Lake reservoir would be formed by damming the White River in Anderson, with an estimated cost of $440 million.
 
Communities directly affected by the reservoir would have to form a 12-member joint commission for the project to continue. The commission would plan development, financing and construction, while also seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
 
The area that would be flooded includes Anderson's Mounds Mall, about 400 homes and part of Mounds State Park. Project advocates say it would improve flood control and boost economic development, while others have voiced concern over the environmental impact of a reservoir.