- Associated Press - Sunday, April 19, 2015

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - A federal agency says a plan to reduce repeated flooding in the northwestern Ohio city of Findlay could lower the water in the downtown area by 2 feet during the most severe floods.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to build a 10-mile channel to divert water away from downtown Findlay and a levee outside the city.

The Army Corps says reducing flooding along the Blanchard River would cost nearly $66 million.

The Courier (https://bit.ly/1Hf6Ck1 ) newspaper in Findlay reports that reducing the floodwaters by 2 feet could keep much of the city dry during the next major flood.

Controlling flooding along the Blanchard River has become a top priority for Findlay and nearby cities after five major floods led to millions of dollars in damage since 2007.

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