Action Applies to Secord, Smallwood and Sanford Dams
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which has had regulatory jurisdiction over Secord, Smallwood and Sanford dams, released its authority to the State of Michigan on May 20, 2021 through a process known as implied surrender. FERC previously revoked the license of Edenville Dam in September 2018.
FOUR LAKES DAMS: BUILT TO GENERATE HYDROELECTRIC POWER
The four dams that make up the four lakes system – Secord, Smallwood, Edenville and Sanford dams – were built for the purpose of generating hydroelectricity.
The following language is copied from a July 19, 2019 report by Essex Consulting:
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