Interim stabilization work is nearing completion on the Tittabawassee River side of the Edenville Dam and has started on the Sanford Dam. The interim stabilization measures will stabilize embankments that were breached during the May 2020 flood, stabilize the concrete portions of the dams that were damaged during the May 2020 flood, and restore the river to the pre-disaster course.
On Monday, December 5th FLTF shared its new Four Lakes Special Assessment District methodology. The methodology is applied to every parcel in the Special Assessment District to determine the annual operations assessment for the parcel.
The multi-billion-dollar water infrastructure bill (Senate Supplemental Bill 565) was unanimously reported Wednesday, December 1, to the Senate Appropriations Committee, and included an allocation of $250 million to be used to restore the Four Lakes Task Force dams and Secord, Smallwood, Wixom and Sanford lakes.
Since the release of the interim Independent Forensic Team (IFT) report, Four Lakes Task Force and its consulting engineers have conducted their review of the report to get a better understanding of how the team formed its conclusions.
Please see the FLTF Response to the IFT Report for more details, and watch this video to learn more about why Edenville Dam failed.
Key Takeaways for the Restoration of the Dams:
Findings Indicate We Can Press On!
Of the many regulatory requirements related to restoration of the dams and lakes is one involving the State Historic Preservation Office, known as SHPO. To receive state permits and federal funding, the National Historic Preservation Act requires an archaeological and architectural history investigation be submitted to SHPO for its review and consultation to determine if there will be any adverse impacts to cultural resources associated with the dams and the dam properties.
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