4/17/15 – 5:01 A.M.
We continue to digest the information about proposed flood mitigation laid out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week. The Courier reports the proposed plan could lower the 100-year flood level in Findlay by two feet. The trade off is that flood levels near the reservoir could rise an additional 1.5 feet during a 100-year-flood. That isn’t sitting well with the local agriculture community.
The Corps’ plans call for a diversion channel for Eagle Creek. It would channel flood water south of Findlay around the city’s southwest side and to the Blanchard west of the city. It also calls for building a levee south of the reservoirs. It would block flood water from the Blanchard from getting into Lye Creek.
A public discussion on the plan will take place at Findlay High School Wednesday night at 5 p.m.
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