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HANCOCK COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
County is a step closer to finding a solution for its flooding problems as
another big step in the Blanchard River flood study is underway.
commissioners say it's likely that hundreds of trees have fallen into the
river, and in order to fix flooding, you first have to clear out the obstacles.
Wednesday, local leaders began the Blanchard River enhancement process, where
crews clear out some of the objects preventing the river from flowing freely,
leading to major flooding issues.
two of the flood study is underway, starting in Putnam County and moving
of that's going to be just cleaning out debris in the river – log jams, falling
trees, things like that," said Commissioner Mark Gazarek. "We're not going to
dredge the river. We can't dredge the river, per the EPA, so this is just a
process that's going to take several months."
two should be completed in the next 4-6 weeks. Phase three will be
environmental studies, expected to wrap up in the next year.