Historic Preservation Reviews Completed
Findings Indicate We Can Press On!
Of the many regulatory requirements related to restoration of the dams and lakes is one involving the State Historic Preservation Office, known as SHPO. To receive state permits and federal funding, the National Historic Preservation Act requires an archaeological and architectural history investigation be submitted to SHPO for its review and consultation to determine if there will be any adverse impacts to cultural resources associated with the dams and the dam properties.
The Tittabawassee River once again flows in its original path through the Edenville Dam. Engineers have worked for weeks to stabilize the shoreline and reroute the river to its normal course. This is an exciting milestone for the project and positions us well for future construction.
Premieres Tuesday, October 19 at 8:00 P.M.
In Delta College Public Media’s 2020 documentary, BREACHED! The Tittabawassee River Disaster, producers Ron Beacom and Bob Przybylski explored the immediate aftermath of the May 2020 flood and told the stories of people impacted by the disaster. One year later, see where they are now.
BREACHED!! The Tittabawassee River Disaster, Pt. 2: The Recovery looks at efforts to pick up the pieces, to help people recover both emotionally and physically, and for the community to move forward.
Below is an excerpt from an article in the Detroit News written by Beth LeBlanc. Subscribers to The Detroit News may read the full article.
"... The task force, whose authority is rooted in state law and a state court order, has stressed its transparency and accountability to the people of Midland and Gladwin counties. The group also is essentially the last one left to carry the load.
Letters of Support Sent to Elected Officials
A packet of letters of support for the House and Senate dam repair and safety bills, signed by key public and private entities in the Four Lakes region of Gladwin and Midland counties, was sent to Michigan elected officials last week.
The letters expressed gratitude for their leadership and foresight in sponsoring the bills and reiterated the impact of the legislation if the funding is approved.
Stabilization Work to Begin on Sanford Dam
Local Residents Will Notice Heavy Truck Traffic
In late October crews will begin work stabilizing Sanford Dam and restoring the Tittabawassee River back to its natural path. Stabilization efforts will also include removing the downstream spillway. We estimate this work will take place through June of 2022.
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