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Sylvania Twp. trustees OK project

Plan to reduce the flooding of Ten Mile Creek clears

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The Sylvania Township Trustees will support the Lucas County Engineer’s Office’s proposed plan to reduce the flooding of Ten Mile Creek.

The trustees advised Tuesday night they will send a letter to the county engineers expressing their agreement to a proposed $1.4 million drainage project to lower the likelihood of flooding in areas mainly west of Centennial Road.

Trustee John Crandall said once the plan is solidified, they would request a cost estimate, then discuss how to finance the project.

The preliminary plan is based on a study conducted in August that looked at a 66.8-square-mile area that includes the Herr Road Bridge, properties south of Sylvania Avenue, and the area where the creek meanders east to Centennial Road.

The area is susceptible to flooding, sometimes requiring streets to be shut down for several days.

The project would require dredging about 1.5 feet from the bottom of Ten Mile Creek where it crosses with Prairie Creek, about 200 feet west of Herr Road, Lucas County Engineer Keith Earley said. A section of the stream, near Sylvania Avenue, would be widened by 40 feet in an effort to create a side storage area or drainage channel.

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