The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update


April 11, 2014

Reservoir group conducting survey

Public input sought starting on Monday

ANDERSON — In an effort to get a pulse on how local residents are reacting to the proposed Mounds Lake reservoir, the Corporation for Economic Development is asking for comments through an online survey.

The survey, which consists of nine questions, will be available online starting Monday at, in order to gather community feedback.

“It is very important to us that the community remain involved in this project and moving forward requires their support and feedback,” Rob Sparks, executive director for the CED, said. “The survey is designed to discover what people do and do not understand about the proposed Mounds Lake as well as their biggest concerns and hopes surrounding the project.”

The survey is a multiple-choice questionnaire with residents able to vote in more than one category. Questions include benefits, concerns and how many residents are getting information about the proposed reservoir project.

There is also a list of questions with respondents asked to check if they agree or strongly disagree with certain statements.

The proposed Mounds Lake would stretch over 2,100 acres along White River in Madison and Delaware counties and would affect areas of Anderson, Chesterfield, Daleville and Yorktown. Several local groups including the Heart of the River Coalition are opposed to the reservoir proposal for the possible negative impact on Mounds State Park, water quality and the threat to the environment along White River.

The proposed dam would be where the Irondale neighborhood now stands. The reservoir would also flood the current Mounds Mall and a shopping center on the east side of Scatterfield Road.

The estimated cost of the reservoir is $400 million. Sparks said in February more than 1 million square feet of retail space, 300 manufactured homes and 100 other homes would need to be purchased.

The CED sent a letter in March to residents and business owners who could be directly affected by the construction of the proposed Mounds Lake. The letter provided an update on the project, an announcement of upcoming public forums, and an opportunity to provide feedback.

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