Black Fork

A view of a section of the Black Fork river during a public viewing of the waterway earlier this year. (Richland Source file photo)

RICHLAND COUNTY -- Beginning on Jan. 12, as part of the plan development of the currently proposed Black Fork Ditch Petition, representatives from the Richland County Soil and Water Conservation District will be out taking an inventory of the potential work to be performed under this petition.

Over the next several weeks, these representatives will be walking along the banks of the Blackfork River, counting trees and logjams for the 18-mile stretch of river between Mickey Road in Shelby and State Route 13 in Franklin Township. The current plan is to start at State Route 13 and work upstream to Mickey Road.

Any questions relating to the Blackfork Ditch Petition should be addressed to the Richland County Soil and Water Conservation Office, the Richland County Engineer’s Office, or the Richland County Board of Commissioners.

The date for the final hearing concerning the approval/denial of the ditch petition will be set once the final plans, specifications, and estimates are complete and filed with the Joint Board of County Commissioners (Richland and Crawford counties).

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