On the Decatur / Rush county line area. Downeyville the town gives a perspective.so where would the reservoir be located?
This was engineered and legislation was even passed for it to happen and then the Viet Nam War happened and the funding for the project dried up and the idea was dropped.
Acreage wise it was to be slightly larger than lake Monroe.
The City of Indianapolis was looking at one point at bringing water to Indy from the Monroe resevoir.
It might be pursued by talking to the Indy Mayor / Indiana Governor about the benefits not only for our community , but them , and for Honda. Approached in this manner would give it a better chance for funding.
Here is a copy of the legislation mentioned:
Cooperation with federal government authorized
Sec. 12.(a) The department shall cooperate with the United States and the appropriate agencies of the United States in the planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of:
(1) the Downeyville multiple purpose reservoir, which has been authorized for construction by the Congress of the United States; and
(2) the Richland Creek reservoir in Greene County if the construction of the Richland Creek reservoir is authorized by Congress.
(b) The department may, on behalf of the state and subject to the approval of the governor, enter into agreements with the United States or agencies of the United States necessary to do the following:
(1) Fully effectuate the authorized purposes and functions of the reservoirs.
(2) Pay a share of the costs of the reservoirs for the purposes of water supply and recreation.
(c) The state's share of the costs:
(1) must be computed on the basis of the laws of the United States pertaining to multiple purpose reservoir projects; and
(2) must be requested by the department in the regular biennial budget requests.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.19.