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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.
We are pleased to see this interim report from the forensic investigation team. The five-member independent forensic team (IFT) is investigating the failures and the physical and human factors that contributed to the cause of the Edenville Dam and Sanford Dam failures. In this interim report, the IFT’s findings to date on the physical mechanisms are presented in only summary form, with all the detailed evidence being compiled and presented in the IFT’s final report to be issued in the next several months.
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.
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.
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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