Maumee Watershed Conservancy Wants To Examine Second River Benching Project In Findlay

4/2/19 – 11:35 A.M.

A second river benching project could be in Findlays future. The Maumee Watershed Conservancy District has voted to move forward with a contract with Stantec Engineering to look at another potential project near downtown Findlay

Project engineer Steve Wilson says initial estimates from Stantec show a second benching project could lower the 100-year flood in downtown Findlay by another three to four inches.

The contract for the study is for $78,000. For their part, the Hancock County Commissioners voted 3-0 to approve funding from money set aside for mitigation projects. It should take around four to six months to finish the study.

The current benching project between North Cory Street and Broad Avenue should wrap up late this year. Stantec estimates it will reduce the 100-year flood by a foot.