BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) - After years of flooding issues, finally a plan to control the drainage problems along Factory Road in Beavercreek Township, between Indian Ripple and Lower Alpha Roads.
Tuesday's downpour was just the latest to torment drivers.
2 NEWS has been reporting about the problems on Factory Road since 1998.
The source of the problem are fallen trees and other debris, that over time has created a dam that almost completely blocks the creek.
As a result, almost every time it rains the water has no where to go except up and over Factory Road.
That problem prompted Greene County Engineer Bob Geyer to get involved.
"I think it's absolutely criminal," Geyer said while surveying the dam. "If I allowed my property to look like that I'd probably be in jail right now".
The problem is the land is owned by non-profit Little Miami Incorporated and the federal government.
After several years or working on a solution, an agreement was recently reached that will allow Geyer's office to clean up.
"I would think once we get all the logs cleared out we should see a drop in the water elevation of 3 to 4 feet," said Geyer. "That's going to dry up all the water standing around".
Geyer said work could start in the near future, but will take continued maintenance.
He hopes with any success it will take some serious rain to cause problems.
"We're not going to say that Factory Road is not going to flood again, but it will not be flooding at the frequency it is right now," said Geyer.
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