Hydraulic Improvements

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.


Construction Progress

70%
  1. The construction contract was awarded to Helms & Sons’ Excavating, out of Findlay, OH, September 2018.
  2. Substantial Completion Date: September 30, 2019.
  3. Final Completion Date: December 31, 2019.

Images & Videos

Broad Street to Centennial Park - October 2019
Centennial Park to Broad Street - October 2019
Swale Park Bike Path - October 2019
Swale Park Widening and Bike Path - October 2019
Widening at Swale Park - June, 2019 - View 1
Widening at Swale Park - June, 2019 - View 2
Widening at Swale Park - June, 2019 - View 3
Widening at Swale Park – April, 2019
Swale Riffle – April, 2019
Karg Riffle – April, 2019
Widening at Swale Park – February, 2019 – View 1
Widening at Swale Park – February, 2019 – View 2
Widening at Swale Park – October, 2018
Swale Dam – October, 2018
Karg Dam – October, 2018
Cory Dam – October, 2018
Centennial Dam – October, 2018
Rendering - Pre-Construction View
Rendering - Post-Construction Views
Rendering - Pre-Construction View
Rendering - Post-Construction Views
Rendering - Pre-Construction View
Rendering - Post-Construction Views
Rendering - Pre-Construction View
Rendering - Post-Construction Views

Documents

Hydraulic Improvements Reports
Sediment Sampling | 11/08/2017