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LET’S LOOK BEYOND THE SURFACE
We’ve all read, heard, and seen enough in the paper and various meetings throughout the county concerning how to reduce the flooding in the city and along the Blanchard River.
There are many communities throughout the United States that have this problem and on a regular basis. The Corps of Engineers has cost us a great deal of money without any real solution. The proposals all rely on us to foot a good deal of money that makes us believe the flooding will not be completely resolved, but rather put hardships on other people as well as our own Findlay community, and the city of Ottawa.
No one is really convinced the corps knows what they are doing. I have been receiving civil engineering literature for a long time. An engineering firm, Marino Engineering Associates, Inc. from Urbana, Illinois, has produced many projects that address the flooding conditions of many communities.
The technique that stands out is collection and containment. That occurs in below-surface chambers where normal surface activity still functions when the water would have flooded the various areas.
There are many configurations being used that collect water and recycle it after ... More Letters for this date...
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