BUFFALO – Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District attended meetings on Monday and Tuesday, June 3 and 4 with Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson, City of Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik, and other stakeholders including representatives from the City of Findlay and Village of Ottawa, to discuss the Blanchard River Watershed Study.
Representatives from the Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District reiterated that the Blanchard River Watershed Study remains the District’s highest priority General Investigation study. The next milestone to be achieved is identification of the tentatively selected plan that will further define the mitigation plan. Subject to the availability of funds in fiscal years 2014 and 2015, the agency will prepare the Chief's Report scheduled for completion in fiscal year 2015.
Hancock County Commissioner, Brian Robertson said ‘the meeting was very encouraging’.
Mr. Dave Romano, Chief Planning Branch with the Buffalo District stated ‘the meeting was successful and we will continue to work closely with the sponsor and others’.
For additional information about the Blanchard River Watershed Study, visit http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/DistrictProjects/BlanchardRiverWatershed.aspx.
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Release no. 13-002