MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A new round of public hearings is being planned about the proposal to build a new seven-mile long reservoir on the White River in central Indiana.

Mounds Lake Reservoir project organizer Rob Sparks told Delaware County commissioners that the meetings will be held in March and April in Yorktown, Daleville, Chesterfield and Anderson.

Plans are to dam the White River in Anderson to create the lake costing an estimated $400 million.

Sparks tells The Star Press that project planners now are reviewing the potential flood height of water levels for the reservoir between Anderson and Muncie. That could lead to some excavation in the planned lake area.

Project opponents say the reservoir would have adverse environmental, health and economic impacts in the area.


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