The Four Lakes Task Force Board of Directors will hold a public hearing to review the Operations and Maintenance Assessment roll on June 29, 2022, at Meridian High School Auditorium, 3303 N. Meridian Rd., Sanford. The hearing will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The purpose of the hearing is to:
While we have not completed a comprehensive review of the Independent Forensic Team’s (IFT) Final Report in connection with the failures of Edenville and Sanford dams, we wanted to provide the community with a summary of our initial review of the report. The experts created a report with over 500 pages of analysis and data. This document is a summary and we will share a more robust analysis later. In the meantime, please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click to read the initial review of the IFT report.
Central Michigan University (CMU) Biology Department and CMU Institute for Great Lakes Research will have multiple researchers out in the Wixom and Sanford lake areas as well as some surrounding tributaries and dams performing surveys for native freshwater mussels (i.e., clams). They will be working from the banks, canoes or boats and may use SCUBA to access sites. CMU will be out determining site access prior to June and surveys will begin the week of June 1st, 2022. CMU completed similar surveys in the Secord and Smallwood lake areas during the summer of 2021.
On Monday, May 16th, the Tobacco Spillway fishing area (east side of the water channel below the dam) will be closed for the day while crews finish existing work from the fall and winter on the dam. The fishing area will be open to the public again on May 17th.
The survey sent to all Four Lakes property owners in mid-April will close the second week of May. Complete the survey online via the survey link and unique identifier number included in the mailed letter. The survey is designed to gauge how property owners' opinions have changed over the past year.
Email FLTFSurvey@publicsectorconsultants.com or call 517-484-7869.
Walleye fishing season begins Saturday, April 30th. There will be three available fishing locations at the Four Lakes dams beginning this weekend: Secord Dam, Smallwood Dam and the Tobacco side of Edenville Dam.
On Monday, April 25th, Midland City Council met in a special meeting with FLTF and the City's Advisory Committee on Infrastructure to discuss updates on dam restoration and hydrology studies.
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