Bad Weather Slowing Down River Benching Project

2/13/19 – 5:09 A.M.

Winter weather hasn’t helped the Blanchard River benching project in Findlay. Project manager Steve Wilson says wet weather and high river levels have kept workers off the project for the last couple of weeks. On Tuesday, Wilson told the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District that the contractor had removed around 25 percent of the dirt for the river benches.

Work on the benching project began in late 2018. Once completed, it’s expected to lower the 100-year flood level by about a foot in downtown Findlay.

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