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

10%
  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

Widening at Swale Park
Swale Dam
Karg Dam
Cory Dam
Centennial Dam
Existing View
Proposed Changes
Existing View
Proposed Changes
Existing View
Proposed Changes
Existing View
Proposed Changes

Documents

Hydraulic Improvements Reports
Sediment Sampling | 11/08/2017