1/12/15 – 5:23 A.M.
Several elected officials discussed Blanchard River flood control in Putnam County over the weekend. The Lima News reports Senator Rob Portman and Congressman Bob Latta spoke to Ottawa residents Saturday.
Portman told those on hand the project was able to get a special exemption from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to use state money. He added that he hoped the flood study will be finished in time to qualify for the next round of legislation that would provide funding and authorize the project.
The Maumee Valley Conservancy District’s Lynn Army was also on hand. Army said that engineering firms are studying the I-9 bridge’s impact on flooding. They’re also looking at how a diversion channel could be effective.
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