8/25/15 – 12:46 A.M.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave an update on Blanchard River flood mitigation plans while in Findlay Tuesday. Lt. Col. Karl Jansen explained the major changes, including the reasoning behind removing a proposed levee east of Findlay…
Jansen says that, combined with negative feedback locally, led to the levy being left out.
Another big reason the levee won’t make the final cut of the plan is because of changes made to the proposed Eagle Creek diversion channel south of Findlay.
Jansen says the updated mitigation plan would reduce water levels during the 100-year flood by more than 4.5 feet in some parts of Findlay. The only area of “induced” flooding would be at the entrance of the diversion channel.
Because of the changes to the plan, it looks like final approval will be delayed. The plan most go be reviewed by the Civil Works Review Board, which will likely happen in December. The Chief’s Report, the final step in the study process, most likely won’t come out until around Memorial Day of next year. Previously it was thought that would happen in March.Read More →