GREENE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) - Some work by a county engineer will help keep one road from flooding as often.
High water on Factory Road has been a problem for nearly a decade.
The problem was the nearby Beaver Creek.
Aside from the sticks and logs clogging the creek, you could also find things like softballs and propane tanks, making the formerly clear creek more like a river of waste.
"It was absolutely the biggest floating dump I'd seen," says Greene County Engineer Robert Geyer.
So Geyer's office made a deal with Little Miami Inc. and the Natural Resources Conservation Service to clean out the creek.
"We could only reach so far with the equipment we got," Geyer says. "They didn't want us getting in the water. We got what we could get from the banks there."
The cleanup was enough to drop the water level by four feet and turn this creek into a bit of an oasis for geese and turtles.
"It's a little better piece of property people can enjoy in the area," Geyer says.
The road will still flood with a heavy rain, but at least it won't flood every time it rains.
Geyer's office hopes to continue to keep the creek clear in the future.
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