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May 12, 2014

Panel to discuss Mounds Reservoir proposal

Heart of the River hosting event

CHESTERFIELD – Opponents of the proposed Mounds Lake reservoir are hosting a panel discussion today that will focus on several concerns they have voiced about the project.

Heart of the River is hosting the discussion from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Millcreek Civic Center in Chesterfield. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will start with a position statement from the group. Four panelists will make presentations followed by time for comments and questions from the audience.

Issues will be in the areas of archaeology, hydrogeology, biology and the economic impact of the proposed reservoir.

The panelists are Morton Marcus, an economist with the I.U. Kelly School of Business; archaeologist Donald Cochran of the Department of Anthropology at Ball State University; Anthony Fleming, a geologist; and Donald Ruch, a biologist at Ball State University.

Sheryl Myers, spokeswoman for Heart of the River, said Marcus is expected to discuss ways for communities to reinvent themselves without construction of a reservoir. Heart of the River is a grassroots group aimed at protecting the enviuronment of White River.

Mounds Lake Reservoir, which has an estimated cost of $350 million to $450 million, would stretch approximately from East Lynn Street in Anderson northeast through Chesterfield and Daleville into Delaware County, ending north of Delaware County Road 300 South.

The reservoir would flood an area around Anderson’s Scatterfield Road that includes the Mounds Mall property and other businesses and homes. The resulting pool of water would impact 1 million square feet of commercial property and an estimated 400 homes.

Several local environmental groups have raised concerns about the impact on the aquatic, biological and flora environment along the White River.

Tonight’s discussion will center on what the community may never get back if the reservoir is built, Myers said.

Currently a Phase II study of the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir is being conducted through a $600,000 grant from the state.

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