12/15/14 2:13 p.m.
About a month after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced their tentative flood mitigation plan for the Blanchard River they are continuing community outreach, this time online. The corps has added frequently asked question and community forum sections to the Blanchard River Watershed Study page online, which can be found here.
There are nearly 40 questions already posted and visitors to the site have the option to ask their own. Any questions or comments submitted will go directly to the study team.
In an email to local media outlets, Lt. Col. Karl Jansen said his visit to the area last month gave him a better understanding of the study and its complexity, prompting the expansion of the website. He thanked the Farm Bureau for the invitation to see impacted areas and speak with the farming community as well.
Jansen said the study team is currently finalizing drafts of the feasibility study and environmental impact reports. Those reports will then be reviewed by the corps then released for a 45-day public review. After the release, more public informational meetings will take place in the community.
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