News Home
Quick Bites
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
On AirNewsClassical
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

The Holden Arboretum

Knight Foundation

Akron General

For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )

Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us

Zoar considering its options to control levee seepage
Several options for water seeping from Tuscarawas River, underneath 80-year-old levee, do not include moving the town and removing the levee

Kabir Bhatia
In The Region:
Now that moving or intentionally flooding the historic village of Zoar is no longer an option, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering other ways to control seepage from an 80-year-old levee. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports on the next steps.
Zoar considering its options to control levee seepage

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:03)

After repeated floods in the past decade, the earthen levee near Zoar was considered a top risk for failure by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Army Corps was considering moving the town and then removing the levee, but public outcry and further study resulted in a new course of action.

At a meeting last night, the Army Corps’ presented options including enlarging toe drains or relief wells, or creating what’s called a seepage blanket near the levee. All would require some sacrifice of land, but resident Libby Moffat says it’s better than flooding the whole town.

“I don't think there is a real good solution that's going to satisfy everybody. But what we have to look at what's going to protect the levee and protect the town. Some people are not going to be happy I'm sure. But you can't please everybody all the time.”

The U.S. Army Corps wants more citizen input before it performs risk studies and makes recommendations. Residents are asked to submit feedback by Jan.10, but a report on how to proceed won’t likely be ready until next December.
Add Your Comment


E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook

Stories with Recent Comments

Kasich campaign evokes dark images of a Trump presidency

Backers of legalizing marijuana in Ohio promise to be back in 2016
We should be aloud to grow more than 4 plants and not have to register with the state considering it will be a free market.

Akron says it's had no second thoughts about welcoming refugees
What business does Councilman Neal own on North Hill? I'd love to support him. I am so glad to have the refugees in our neighborhood. I have lived here for 25 ...

Scarborough says the University of Akron is trying to rebuild relationships
In order for the University of Akron to grow and become a desirable place for students across Ohio and elsewhere, it must address the crime problem in the Akron...

Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite wants to end pay-to-play sports fees at Ohio's schools
You can bet Hite and Husted will also rush to the rescue of the Academic Challenge team, the speech-and-debate squad, the Science Olympians and the chess club. ...

Ohio lawmakers consider new gun bills
States that have gun restrictions/cities have reduced gun violence is false. CHICAGO has some of the toughest gun laaws/restrictions but yet fun violence is off...

Cleveland's public transit system considers fare increase for 2016
I work with individuals with disabilities. Yes some of my folks need more help than the average person. As a whole, the group I work with however can manuver ju...

Community group sues to re-open part of Wadsworth hospital
My father was part of the founding group of citizens which started the "new" Wadsworth/Rittman Hospital. For some reason the leadership for the future of the ho...

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents painters who loved their gardens
brilliant masterpiece, Greetings from

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University