The official website of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Please call if you would like a copy of the map depicting the options for the Blanchard Watershed Flood Mitigation Plan.
The maps are also available to view at the Army Corps website listed below.
The Army Corps. of Engineers, Buffalo District
1776 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY 14207-3199
Telephone: 800-833-6390, Option #3 Fax: 716-879-4225
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers webpage: click here
To view the slides from the Flood Mitigation presentation click on the blue oval"additional study information"
then scroll down to "Alternative Plans Meeting Presentation"
July 2014 - The following link will take you to FEMA's map search site where you can view the proposed new flood maps for Putnam County, including the Village of Ottawa. Choose "OHIO" for the state and "PUTNAM" for the county; then click "GET PRELIMINARY FEMA MAPS PRODUCTS." This will result in a listing of the preliminary flood maps for Putnam County. The Village of Ottawa will be found on maps ending in 166D, 168D, 169D and 285D. The downtown and west end areas are located on map 168D.
June 2012 - USGS WaterAlert allows you to receive updates at any of the sites where the USGS collects real-time water information. Daily or hourly updates are sent via email or text message when the current conditions meet or surpass a thresholdof concern that you set. Go to http://water.usgs.gov/wateralert and choose a State, data type, and site of interest. If you need assistance, please contact the Village offices.
November 2011 - From Michael D. Pniewski, PE, PS, PMP - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Buffalo District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has established a site on Facebook to enable the public to get information regarding the Blanchard River Watershed Study including, but not limited to, updates on river information, study progress and educational information. If you "Like" the page, you will get updates as they are posted.