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Mounds Lake, if proven to be successful, will require the commitment of the entire region. This process will be measured in months and years. We are in a marathon with many hurdles to clear. Certainly this project is of a scale like no other for the communities involved. Our focus is to go through each step carefully to assure the project is feasible and planned well. The next proposed Phase II study will look deeper into environmental and river valley issues, as well as property and bridge impact.

The building of the final project cannot be determined until many months of work and planning is completed. At any step in the process we could be tripped by a “hurdle” we can’t clear and the project could die. Make no mistake, we are in the early days of a very long and demanding race.

To date the data looks promising. Should the communities move to form the Mounds Lake Commission, we will begin the Phase II work with a goal to complete that stage by early winter.

Phase III is measured in several steps playing out over three years or more.  By the end of that stage, we will know if the project is buildable and will be built.

Phase IV involves land acquisition and Phase V construction. Combined, these two steps will require about four years.

About Mounds Lake Project

The Mounds Lake project began as an idea proposed during the 2010 Leadership Academy Development Class serving the Madison County community. The idea was to create a lake that would meet the water needs of central Indiana and provide a boost to the local economy. The Corporation for Economic Development of Anderson/Madison County (CED) conducted early investigations in 2010 to see if a lake was feasible. From work the City of Anderson had conducted around the floods of 2005, engineers knew there was a natural basin. However, it was not until DLZ Engineering conducted a study in 2010 that local leaders realized the immense potential for Mounds Lake. The study revealed it would be possible to construct a 2,100 acre lake that spans from Madison County into Delaware County and would have the ability to provide billions of gallons of water for central Indiana, meeting a long-term need for this region of the state. A Phase II Feasibility Study is currently ongoing to examine the project in terms of engineering, environmental, and financial viability. Results of the Phase II Feasibility findings will be released as reports are finalized over the next few months and shared with the public at the August sessions of Imagine Mounds Lake.

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> Official Mounds Lake Website

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> Those Against Mounds Lake on Facebook

> Modern-day Pioneers by Kyle Morey

> Madison County: We Are Accountable for Our Future by Kyle Morey

> Mounds Lake: So What if We Don't?

> Area students back Mounds Lake Project

> Chamber backs proposed reservoir

> DOWNLOAD THE PROPOSED MOUNDS LAKE PROJECT MAP (PDF)

> DOWNLOAD THE FAQ (PDF)

> Mounds Lake Dam Phase II

> Mounds Lake Reservoir Phase II Study Preliminary Peer Review

 

 

 

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