DEFIANCE — The Maumee Watershed Conservancy District, Defiance, now owns about 417 acres in Hancock County’s Eagle Township, which it considers central to the construction of a proposed flood-water storage basin.
On Tuesday, Clark Lynn Army, general manager of the conservancy district, said that’s about half of what is needed for the basin.
“Ideally, we’d like to have about 800 acres. The bigger the basin is, the less it will cost to build,” Army said, following Tuesday’s regular meeting of the conservancy district board.
Combined, Findlay’s reservoirs in Marion Township are about 831 acres, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Courier reporter Denise Grant is developing this story.