Section 6101.13 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) requires the creation of a Plan for Improvements or “Official Plan” for the District. The former Lake Erie Conservancy District No. 1 and Howard Farms Conservancy District were consolidated under a petition filed and court order issued by the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas in 1993. This petition combining the two (2) prior Conservancy Districts into what is now known as the Reno Beach/Howard Farms Conservancy District is commonly referred to as “The Amalgamation”. The amalgamation document contains a general description of the duties and responsibilities of the District and serves as our Official Plan. A PDF copy of the amalgamation document may be downloaded by clicking here.
Emergency Action Plan
Operation & Maintenance Manual
The District has developed an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) in collaboration with the Jerusalem Township Fire Department, Township Trustees, and Lucas County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) by FEMA’s National Incident Management System (NIMS). The EPA is considered a “living document” and will be amended and updated on at least an annual basis and as required. A PDF copy of the current EAP may be downloaded by clicking here.
Following completion of the USACE Project Levee in 1993, the Army Corps of Engineers provided a formal Operation & Maintenance Manual for the long-term maintenance and protection of the flood mitigation levee along the shoreline of Lake Erie from the Coolie Canal to the Wards Canal. A PDF copy of the USACE Operation & Maintenance Manual may be downloaded by clicking here.
FEMA Flood Mapping
A PDF copy of the presentation related to the Non-Project Segment of the dikes and levees surrounding the Reno Beach/Howard Farms Conservancy District and provided by the Army Corps of Engineers to the District Board in September 2019 may be downloaded below.