OTTAWA - The monthly Blanchard River flood mitigation meeting took place as scheduled on Dec. 11 at the Putnam County Educational Service Center. Attendees discovered that not much has changed since the Nov. 13 meeting, at least not as far as the General Investigative study, which includes all of the Blanchard River flood mitigation area, is concerned.

The US Army Corps of Engineers is applying to separate out elements from the Lower Blanchard River, including I-9 bridge, from elements of the Upper Blanchard River in order to apply for funding through Section 205.