4/14/15 – 4:59 A.M.
There are some noticeable changes to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood mitigation plans for the Blanchard River. The Courier reports the plan no longer includes areas of induced flooding in several neighborhoods. Previously Corps officials had said that during a 100-year flood, a levee south of Findlay could slightly raise water levels in areas east of Main Street. The plan unveiled last Friday does not include induced flooding in the same neighborhoods.
The nearly $66 million plan includes a diversion channel along a glacial groove south of Findlay. It would also include a levee south of the reservoirs. The diversion channel would move floodwater from Eagle Creek away from the city. The levee would prevent Blanchard River flood water from spilling into Lye Creek.
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