Upcoming Public Hearing Focuses On Blanchard River Water Quality

6/14/18 – 4:55 A.M.

A public meeting about the Blanchard River widening project is coming up later this month. The Courier reports a June 26 meeting will focus on water quality improvements. It’s set for 6 p.m. in the Lindamood Room of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.

The meeting is a requirement from the Ohio EPA. The public can submit comments and questions about any water quality issues the project may pose.

Stantec Engineering has said the project will improve water quality in the river. The widening plan will replace dams with riffle structures. The structures create fast, turbulent water and improve the water quality. Stantec also expects the benches dug into the river will create good wetland areas.

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