The week of June 18, 2023, herbicides will be applied to the Wixom and Sanford lakebottoms under the jurisdiction of the Wixom Lake Improvement Board (WLIB) and Sanford Lake Improvement Board (SLIB). The primary goal is large-scale management of the young trees that started growing on the lakebottoms after the May 2020 flood.
Pull-ahead projects for Edenville Dam are out for public comment by EGLE. Contracting is in the final stages for installing the SCB (soil cement bentonite) cutoff wall in the embankments. This is planned to start this summer.
Four Lakes Task Force received construction bids from two qualified contractors in late April, as communicated in May ("Sanford Construction Bids Higher than Expected").
We believe the bids were higher than expected and therefore both have now been rejected. After the bids, FLTF requested qualifications from construction managers to consult in pre-bidding tasks, including repackaging the work into smaller divisions and perhaps performing construction management.
We hope you join us for a webinar update on Thursday, June 8th from 3:00-4:30 pm. During the webinar, presenters will share construction and financing updates and answer questions. Click here to register.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, Water Resources Division
(WRD), has posted the following notice to the MiEnviro Portal home page. To make comments
and view documents please click here.
A public hearing will occur on July 5, 2023, at 6:00 PM via webinar. You can register here.
FLTF has made significant progress on Sanford and Edenville permitting to the point it is likely Sanford Dam will go to public comment for permitting in May. Edenville may take a little longer, however, FLTF will have a project to upgrade the embankments and add a cutoff wall this year, with a plan for a total restoration bid by the end of this year. The FLTF Webinar from April 26, 2023 provided a detailed status update.
Last week FLTF received the construction bids for Sanford Dam from two out-of-state construction companies, the bids were higher than expected.
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