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May 12, 2014

Panel to discuss Mounds Reservoir proposal

Heart of the River hosting event

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The study includes soil borings, soil type, looking for contaminates site and pre-existing land uses. It will include water quality along with a financial model and community impact.

The Corporation for Economic Development, which is overseeing the planning for the reservoir, hopes to have public meetings in June or July concerning the results of the Phase II study.

Proponents of the reservoir project have conceded that parts of Mounds State Park would be affected by the heightened water levels in the area, but would not pose a threat to the historic mounds. A major concern is the loss of one-third of the Mounds State Park if the reservoir is built.

Among the feared consequences are the loss of shaded hiking trails along the White River that would be submerged, the group said in a press release. Another concern is that the Adena-Hopewell mound would be subjected to a greater threat of flooding and erosion.

The Mounds Fen State Nature Preserve would be under water, the Robert Cooper Audubon Society maintains. The Fen was designated in 1980 and is remarkable not only for its “clean water” but also the profusion of wild flowers, indicating a high quality woods with minimal disturbance, the society said.

Follow Ken de la Bastide on Twitter @KendelaBastide, or call 640-4863.

Heart of the River will hold events focusing on the Mounds Lake reservoir project. They are: • A panel discussion wil be held today on the environmental concerns of the proposed Mounds Lake reservoir, The forum is free to the public and will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today today at Millcreek Civic Center, Chesterfield. • A "protest paddle" will be held as a float trip on the White River from Daleville to Anderson on Saturday, May 31. Participants may bring a canoe or kayak, or rent one from Canoe Country. The trip length is 9 miles or about 5 hours. The shuttle will leave at 10 a.m. Canoe Country is located at 6660 S. CR 900 W in Daleville. • A second Protest Paddle is scheduled for Saturday, June 21. To learn more, go to http://heartoftheriver.wordpress.com/

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