FLTF Progress and Future Plans
On Wednesday, August 18, over 250 people joined our public informational communications webinar. During a panel discussion, engineers, consultants and FLTF leadership shared information about flood studies, tasks required to bring up each lake, and updates on each dam.
Questions submitted via email were answered throughout the presentation and the event concluded with a public comment period. Thank you to everyone who attended!
If you missed the session you may watch a recording or view the slides here.
Below is a summary of some of the information shared.
Where funding and grants are directed depends on the funding source.
Divers will be inspecting the areas immediately downstream of the spillway (the tailrace) at Secord and Smallwood dams this week. These are recommended items from the January 2021 GEI inspection report and are considered interim repairs.
FLTF is serving as Midland County's sponsor for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program. The EWP program covers 75% of the cost to remove flood debris and the county pays for the remaining 25% (FLTF is not responsible for any project costs).
Erosion Stabilization Stats
With the help of volunteers, Spicer Group engineers and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), over a mile of shoreline that threatened homes or infrastructure has been stabilized.
The Four Lakes Task Force (FLTF) Precipitation and Flood studies needed for determining the spillway designs for the dams have been completed and results indicate the dam design cost estimates from the last study are holding up.
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