Flooding In Findlay Ohio
Being a member of the Findlay OH community it has come to my attention how much damage rain and water can do. While our city has tried many different options such as sand bags. Built 3 reservoirs, and stopped building new houses in flood zones it just seems like none of them work. The problem is that Findlay is getting more rain than the Blanchard River can hold water, which is making the city of Findlay flood. In my opinion we have a couple of choices of ways to get around ruining our homes and lives, which would be corralling the rain to different location, creating more reservoirs, and probably the best solution, building floodwalls. As a community we need to look at all our options and come up with a plan.
The first flood we hear was in 1917, however the first one they could document the levels and severness was back in 1959 and the community has the opinion that since no one has done anything thus far, nothing will be done. As Jackie Fuller explained in her article “Findlay, Your Flood Problem can be Solved” stated, “Over the last two years Findlay, Ohio has flooded 10 times. While flooding is not a new problem, the frequency of it is. There is a solution for the city’s flooding problem. With the help of the Northwest Ohio Flood Mitigation Partnership, the solution will be found and implemented.”(para. 1) Fuller went on to explains that as the weather changes its pattern so will the rainfall, as a result Findlay may still flood, however it won’t be as regular (Para. 2-6). As a community we can hope the weather changes its pattern very soon!
One possible solution to the flooding of Findlay Oh may be to corral the rain to a different location. “The solution to corralling all of this rain that happens periodically is to build an earthbound levee while diverting Eagle and Lye Creeks. The flood proposal of 1962 suggested exactly these measures when it was submitted to the City Council. The proposal was even voted in by the...
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