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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
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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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

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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.
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