Left: Corner of Harvest and Ariel in West Toledo; photo by historymike
(Toledo, OH) A series of showers and thundershowers rolled through northwest Ohio today, and homeowners across the city began bailing out from the fourth round of major flooding in as many weeks.
Improvements in the Tifft Ditch, Eisenbraum Ditch, and and Shantee Creek flood control zones have not produced the desired results, and many homeowners believe that flooding has actually worsened in the areas near the "improved" waterways.
While some of the storms - in particular, the 5-6 inches of rain that hit the area June 21-22 - have been severe, areas that never flooded in the past seem to be prone to backups.
Toledo's $450 million Waterways Initiative has been touted as a necessary and desirable series of capital improvements, but many Toledoans are becoming fed up with flooding problems that seem to be worsening despite millions of dollars poured into flood control.