2013 Leatherwood Creek/Millwood Township Log Jam Removal

Problem Description

The debris removal that we are targeting for this project in Millwood Township is located in Leatherwood Creek at GPS coordinates 39 58’12N 81 20’16W (logjam 1), 39 58’07 n 81 18’21w (logjam 2), and 39 58’07 N 81 18’23W (logjam 3). The area of the creek that is blocked by these particular jams are near a small bridge who could lead to structural damage and could increase the size of the jam.

The area that these three major jams are located in has been susceptible to flooding in the past and since these jams are effecting transportation and land use, they have the potential to again cause flooding that will disrupt the local economic activities in this part of the county. Also, the jams are located near one bridge, which carries the traffic of Mills Street (located off St. Rt. 265) over Leatherwood Creek.  Should additional debris flow down this creek the possibility for extensive damage to the structure of the bridge is a possibility. 

Solution Description

The goal of this project is to successfully remove the logjams and flood debris and to move it to an area that is away from potential flooding (to ensure that it does not end up back into the water ways). The success of this project will be determined by the decrease in flooding issues during periods of heavy rain with the primary benefactors being the residents of Millwood Township, Salesville and Quaker City. Also, Millwood Township will be using Guernsey County Community Development Corporations road crews for this work. They have the man power and equipment necessary to complete this daunting task. In addition, their workforce development program helps individuals who have suffered from long-term unemployment by giving them the training and skills necessary to seek employment in the construction industry.

Grant Funding

Total Funding Request from MWCD Debris Removal Program- $4,277.34

Amount Granted for Project- $4,277.34

Location Information

Activity Log

This project was completed in February 2014.

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