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Reineke News Update

Blanchard River, Eagle Creek receding

The Blanchard River and Eagle Creek are both receding after receiving a dose of rain and melted snow this week. The Blanchard River at Findlay crested at 10.86 feet Thursday night, just below the river's minor flood stage of 11 feet, according to the National Weather Service. By 1 a.m. Friday

Eagle Creek goes over flood stage

would crest below its major flood stage overnight. At 4 a.m. Thursday, the creek level was 10.59 feet, down from an earlier level of 10.65 feet. At 9 feet, Eagle Creek overruns its banks and begins to inundate portions of Fremont and Graceland avenues in Findlay. Water pours into a field near Rosemont
Reineke News Update

Eagle Creek flooding

and Graceland avenues in Findlay. Water pours into a field near Rosemont Drive. When the creek level reaches 10 feet, water impacts portions of South Blanchard Street, Brookside Drive, Fremont and Graceland avenues. The intersections of Beechmont Drive with Fairmont and Rosemont drives flood. At 11
Reineke News Update

Flood watch issued for Hancock, Seneca, Wyandot counties

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot counties, as well as other Ohio and Pennsylvania counties. This is because of rainfall and melting snow. The NWS currently projects the Blanchard River cresting at 9.2 feet in Findlay Thursday evening. That

Strategic plan presented

-county facility may be what is necessary, Heldman said. Robertson said a project to widen or "bench" the Blanchard River banks, to reduce flooding in downtown Findlay, is expected to be completed in September. Separately, $15 million in state funds, recently approved by the Legislature for additional flood

Commissioners take more action on BVC levy request

's share to more than $406,357. Findlay City Schools and Findlay city offices are included in the overall project, which will link the three entities. Separately, the commissioners approved a contract with The Feasel Group, 2330 Bright Road, for $1,030 per event for snow removal of at least 2 inches. The

Findlay Council rescinds 2 street vacations

PHOTO SHOWS the corner of Carrol and Benton streets, two undeveloped streets on Findlay’s east side. Findlay City Council voted Tuesday night to rescind an ordinance vacating the two streets. The ordinance was facing a citizen’s referendum on the November ballot. (Photo by Randy Roberts) By

Blanchard benching

bank from the railroad bridge to Broad Avenue. The work is designed to increase the river’s capacity and should lower flooding on Main Street by about 1 foot during a 100-year storm. Helms Construction of Findlay was awarded a $6.1 million contract for the project. (Photo by Randy Roberts) Newsletter

Time in a bottle: River widening dredges up antique bottles

WILEY WOLF Staff Writer Recent flood-control work at the Liberty Street dam area has brought out the bottle hunters. Several days a week, Tom Brown can be found searching the mud and muck for glimpses of glass. "It's nice to walk down there and see what I can find," he said. The 71-year-old Findlay

Major agriculture events of 2018

" option. Flood mitigation. A positive note for the year, progress on flood control for the Blanchard River in Findlay. Viable solutions occurred once representatives from the rural community and Findlay businesses agreed to work together for answers, a model that Toledo and the agriculture community
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