Farmers raise questions, air concerns about plan

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Over the past two days, area farmers have bombarded the Army Corps of Engineers with questions, concerns and ideas about the plan to control flooding in Findlay and Hancock County with a diversion channel and a levee. “Like gas to a...

Corps: Goal is to take responsibility

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Comments pitting area farmers against Findlay’s interest in flood control were met head-on Wednesday by Lt. Col. Karl Jansen, commander of the Buffalo District of the Army Corps of Engineers. Officials from the corps spent nearly two hours...

Corps will take written questions at public meeting

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Expect the Army Corps of Engineers to keep command of today’s public meeting as the agency lays out plans for flood control in Findlay and Hancock County. The meeting will allow for public input, but participants will be asked to write down...

Corps: Plan doesn’t shift flood problem

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Flood-control plans for the Blanchard River at Findlay and Ottawa consider the entire watershed, and will provide both communities with needed relief from high water without pushing Findlay’s problem downstream, according to officials from the...

Public opposition could raise cost of flood-control plans

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Public opposition appears to pose the greatest risk for driving up the expense of flood-control plans for the Blanchard River at Findlay. The Army Corps of Engineers’ draft report, released a week ago, includes a brief analysis of the cost risks...

Plan lowers Findlay floodwaters 2 feet

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Maps released by the Army Corps of Engineers show its proposed flood plan could lower floodwaters in downtown Findlay by 2 feet during a 100-year flood, but would make flooding higher near Findlay’s reservoirs. For Findlay, that 2 feet could be...

Diversion channel would spur bridge construction

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Eagle Creek diversion channel, being proposed by the Army Corps of Engineers in a rural area west of Findlay, would require the construction of eight new bridges. The proposed diversion channel would be 9.4 miles long. It would begin north of...

Flood study: Many ideas discarded

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Army Corps of Engineers studied many possible ways to reduce flooding of the Blanchard River at Findlay, and most of the ideas were discarded because they would cost too much. The corps’ 199-page flood-control report, released Friday,...

‘Induced flooding’ areas in Findlay not part of plan

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Army Corps of Engineers’ draft plan for limiting flooding by the Blanchard River no longer identifies areas where “induced flooding” would occur in several Findlay neighborhoods during a 100-year-flood, like the August 2007...

Flood-control plan: $66 million

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Army Corps of Engineers released its long-awaited, $9 million flood study of the Blanchard River watershed on Friday, recommending only a 9.6-mile western diversion channel and a levee southeast of Findlay to control flooding at a cost of $65.9...