Delaware County officials vote to oppose reservoir project

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana county council has voted unanimously to oppose the proposed Mounds Lake reservoir project.

The Delaware County Council passed the resolution Tuesday, calling on county commissioners to join in opposition. The reservoir would be created by damming the White River in Anderson, creating a lake stretching seven miles from Anderson to Yorktown and flooding part of Anderson’s Mounds Mall, adjacent business properties, about 400 homes and parts of Mounds State Park.

The (Muncie) Star Press reports that supporters say the project would provide a future water supply, as well as recreational and economic development opportunities. But opponents say it’s unnecessary and would destroy some of the area’s cultural elements.

Commissioners are scheduled to meet June 1.

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