The hydraulic improvements are the only approved and active construction project in the Hancock County Flood-Risk Reduction program. The project is focused along the Blanchard River through the downtown Findlay area, near Swale Park. It includes widening the floodplain bench between Broad Avenue and the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge. This work is on property previously purchased by the City and County. In addition, four low-head dams or riffle structures downstream of Lye Creek will be removed. The anticipated project schedule is October 2018 to December 2019.