Ohio officials urge support for flood control

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio members of Congress are again urging the Army Corps of Engineers to support federally-funded flood control along the Blanchard River in northwest Ohio.

The Courier in Findlay (http://bit.ly/1hE0o2O ) reports that senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Bob Latta wrote Thursday to the Corps stressing the economic importance of flood control to the region. They say northwestern Ohio won't be able to reach its full potential as long as the flooding threat remains.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 provided a 10 percent funding increase for the Corps. That included $8 million in unallocated funds for flood control projects and $3.6 million for general flood and storm damage reduction projects.

The Corps didn't immediately return a call Saturday to its Washington office.

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Information from: The Courier, http://www.thecourier.com

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