Ohio EPA Takes Questions About Blanchard River Widening Project

6/27/18 – 5:05 A.M.

The Ohio EPA took questions and comments about the Blanchard River widening project during a Tuesday night meeting. The Courier reports around 10 people showed up for the public hearing. Blanchard River Watershed Partnership member Richard Kozlowski was the only person to ask questions. Kozlowski mentioned plans to remove four low-head dams from the river. He asked if the river would run dry in the summer without them.

Kozlowski also asked about the impact of the project on wetlands near the Swale Park area.

EPA officials didn’t have answers to the questions but said they would look into them. They said they would answer them all before approving permits for the river widening.

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