In spring 2022, Four Lakes Task Force began the process to pre-qualify construction firms for the Secord and Smallwood dam restoration projects. The result is a list of eight contractors. Of those, four confirmed their intention to bid. One company is local to the Great Lakes Bay Region. The formal bid documents were released on October 17, 2022.
FLTF received the EGLE permit (issued on November 2, 2022) for the Secord Dam project. This means that final construction to restore the dam can take place. Bidding for final construction will be completed this year. FLTF will continue to work with EGLE throughout the construction process to ensure the project is completed per the permit requirements.
Click to read FLTF's Q3 report:
If you're interested in the technical side of dam restoration (hydrology, hydraulics, dam safety, dam regulations, ecosystem restoration, etc.), then you won't want to miss the seven sessions and 16 different vendors at "Path to Four Lakes Restoration: An Engineering and Technical Symposium" on October 20th.
Crews have been working on a pull-ahead project on Secord Dam that is being conducted prior to receiving a full construction permit.
Crews have been busy at Secord Dam. Here are some of the things they've been up to:
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