10/8/15 – 5:17 A.M.
After flood waters poured into Kalida this past summer, officials in the Putnam County village are taking steps to give residents a better warning of when trouble is brewing. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the Kalida Safety Council has given approval to install a flood gauge along the Ottawa River.
County funding may be available for the equipment. The gauge is expected to cost $3,500, plus $500 annually for maintenance. It would be placed at the Road 19 crossing of the Ottawa River.
Police Chief Jim Gulker says the gauge would assist in county-wide safety during flood events.
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