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Reservoir Concerns From the Ohio Senate

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With over 1,600 dams in Ohio, many are considered high hazards. To correct this problem, the Ohio Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act that would provide grant money for dam inspections and safety plans.

All the reservoirs in the Lima community are considered a class one hazard, even though they aren't dangerous, according to Deputy Director of Utilities, Mike Caprella.

Caprella says they already comply with the strict regulations and have their emergency action plans set if anything were to happen. The reservoir embankments are also inspected on a weekly basis.

Senator Brown says many of the dams in Ohio are problematic because of a decline in infrastructure from budget cuts, and this reconstruction could boost the economy.

Since it passed in the senate it now moves on to the House.

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