County Buys Property Near Blanchard River In Preparation For Mitigation Project

1/4/18 – 10:13 A.M.

One of the Hancock County Commissioners first acts of 2018 was to buy more property in the flood zone. The commissioners approved spending $3,500 on a property on South Cory Street south of the Blanchard River. The county uses money from the flood mitigation fund to pay for and demolish flood-prone properties.

The land is near one of the riffle dam structures in the river. Plans from Stantec Engineering call for the removal of riffle dams as part of the flood mitigation process.

Crews will use the land bought by the county to stage equipment for removal of the dam this year.