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Delaware County commissioners oppose Mounds Lake Reservoir

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) – Commissioners of one of two central Indiana counties where the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir would be created have voted to oppose the approximately $450 million project.

Delaware County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to pass a resolution not to support the formation of the Mounds Lake Commission to move the project forward. The Delaware County Council approved the resolution last week.

County attorney Steve Murphy tells The Herald Bulletin the resolution reflects the input from county residents and concerns about drainage issues.

The reservoir would be created by damming the White River in Anderson and creating a lake stretching seven miles in Madison and Delaware counties. Reservoir proponents want several communities to approve the formation of the commission and move forward with a feasibility study expected to cost $28 million.

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