Feds Want To Repair Levee In Zoar

Dec 3, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided against destroying or moving the Ohio village of Zoar, where the aging levee protecting it from flooding is in serious need of repair.

A corps planner says the agency instead decided to focus on options to shore up the levee. He says a study completed in October reduced officials' concerns about the risks the levee poses for the public. He says the corps will pursue a solution to reduce the flooding risk and alleviate the local need for flood insurance.