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.
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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.
A new fact sheet about Four Lakes Task Force provides background information and summarized plans for the recovery and restoration of the four dams. The document includes background information about the lakes and dams, details about estimated funding, and an overview of the four critical issues for success. We encourage you to take a look and even print a copy for yourself!
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.
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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