Mounds Lake on the White River, will provide billions of gallons of water to central Indiana that will mitigate drought and flood impact.

Smart Water

A "smart water" option, being reviewed in the upcoming Phase II study, will enable Mounds Lake to feed Morse and Geist to maximize the water levels in all three of the reservoirs.

Calendar Of Events

Visit this website to learn about upcoming events and meetings about the progress of Mounds Lake.


What Is Mounds Lake?

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. 

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It has taken three years to get to today, which is Phase 1.  We project six months on Phase II, feasibility with a cost  of $300,000.  Two to three years for preliminary design and permitting at a projected cost of $10 million.  Then three to four years for construction, projected cost $350-$400 million.

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Community Support

Irving Materials, Inc. and E & B Paving, Inc., are proud to be part of a potentially “game changing” project (Mounds Lake) that will not only affect the region locally but will extend out beyond the boundaries of Madison County.  This project not only provides a needed water source for Central Indiana, but also adds to the quality of life amenities.

We look forward to seeing the vision come to life.  We wish Rob Sparks and his team much success and support to further the economic viability of this region.

Earl Brinker, IMI, Inc., President and CEO

Gary Stebbins, E & B Paving, Inc., President

Mike Latchaw, E & B Paving, Inc., Area Manager

We have a vested interest in Anderson since this has been our home for many years. This project has the potential to be a game changer for Anderson. We believe in Anderson and want nothing more than to see it prosper.  HB article 3/19/13

Cook family, Owner, Mounds Mall

As owners of Texas Roadhouse and longtime Anderson residents, we would like to express our support for this project.  Our restaurant is located within the proposed reservoir area, requiring us to relocate our business pending approval of the project. While this will require a great deal of work on our part, we believe in the future of Anderson and that this project represents a good move for our businesses and for the community.  HB article 3/19/13

Steve Madinger, Owner, Texas Roadhouse

 Bill Fredericks, president and CEO of Fredericks Inc., has lived in Madison County all his life, from Chesterfield to Anderson to Pendleton, and has seen a decline in the area’s population and jobs. “I see this (the Mounds Lake Reservoir) as reversing this decline. Studies suggest it’s worked elsewhere.   And with a growth in population would likely come the need to expand business services”  HB article 3/19/13

 Bill Fredericks, President, Fredericks Construction, Inc.