As a direct result of the August 2007 flood in the Village of Ottawa, the Blanchard River Flood Mitigation Coalition was formed. This task force was organized to formulate and implement solutions to flooding. A Steering Committee was established to develop a mission and to create additional subcommittees that would work in Preparedness, Recovery, Mitigation and Communications.
Click on the links on the right to view minutes from the various meetings.
The Village of Ottawa is a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) participant. This translates into flood insurance premium savings for residents. As a requirement of NFIP participation, Ottawa enforces a flood ordinance that governs construction in the flood plain. The zoning department can help assess compliance with both the zoning code and the flood ordinance.
The April 23, 2009 news release from the U.S. Geological Survey pertaining to a flood inundation mapping program is available.
The Flood Mitigation Partnership has prepared a brief to include information from March to May 2009.