Votes delayed on forming agency for planned lake

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Officials are delaying votes on creating a multi-government agency to oversee plans for a seven-mile-long reservoir on the White River in central Indiana.

Project advocate Rob Sparks says he’s asked the Madison County Council to push back consideration of the proposed Mounds Lake Commission until at least next month.

Sparks tells The Herald Bulletin that reservoir planners want to have the next phase of an environmental study completed first.

The new reservoir commission would be made up of 12 elected officials from the Madison and Delaware county governments along with Anderson, Chesterfield, Daleville and Yorktown.

The estimated $450 million project would dam the river in Anderson to create a 2,100-acre lake. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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