Blanchard study funding approved

Lima News

OTTAWA — A study on the flood risk management project for the Blanchard River on Tuesday received the last $1.5 million needed to be completed, federal legislators announced.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2014 Work Plan includes $1.5 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District to complete its Chief of Engineer’s Report on the Blanchard River Flood Risk Management Project, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, said.

The Blanchard River project, viewed by the Corps as a model for the rest of the country, is a first of its kind flood risk management project, the legislators said. While the local cost-share has long been in place, an additional $1.5 million in federal funding had been needed to continue the project’s study phase.

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