Tires Removed From River Benching Site

3/20/19 – 5:06 A.M.

The Blanchard River benching project is making its way through a former tire dump. Project manager Steve Wilson says that so far crews have removed around 1,500 tires from the area between Cory Street and Broad Avenue. That amounts to around 70 tons of rubber. Wilson says they are recycling the tires they find.

The benching project is widening the river. The $6.1 million project is meant to expand the river’s capacity during a flood. Stantec Engineering says the benches should lower the 100-year flood in downtown Findlay by about a foot.