One proponent of the White River reservoir construction says that if you are opposed to damming the White river then you are one of the few and are loud and irresponsible. His support of the reservoir offers no facts or referenced success stories, only rosy predictions of what he wants you to believe that it could be.
When I look at our closest examples of Geist or Morse reservoirs, it appears to be a great place to live if you can afford it. It seems to be a place where wealthier people live and commute to somewhere else for their employment. That may be the best chance for Anderson, but the White River doesn't belong to only Anderson. It's a major river and damming it affects the entire state of Indiana.
The proponents of this endeavor may want to have a nice lakeside estate, but just because there are no lake sites currently available, they should not be allowed to destroy the river to satisfy their desires.
Not to be just a detractor, I looked to a factual resource available to most of us. An article on Wikipedia has quite a bit of information “Environmental impact of reservoirs." Damming rivers and creating reservoirs is not without problems. If the current study being done regarding this reservoir project is unbiased, then these problems will be disclosed. Trust the study's conclusions or read the information available in Wikipedia.
If enough money has been allocated by the wealthy who support the reservoir construction, then it will be built unless there is strong opposition. Better find out where the shoreline will be and stake your claim, if there's any place still available.
Stephen L. Stanley