Edenville Dam News

Crews to Lower Spillway Connected to Failed Michigan Dam

EDENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Crews will begin lowering a spillway connected to a dam that failed last year and contributed to massive flooding in parts of mid-Michigan. The Edenville Dam Tobacco River spillway will be lowered by more than 20 …

Michigan Task Force Set to Make Dam Safety Recommendations

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group responsible for offering new safety measures after two Michigan dams failed last summer destroying 150 houses and causing over $200 million damage delayed sending the governor its final recommendations, which include increased monitoring of …

Emergency Construction Starting on Michigan Dam That Failed

EDENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Crews have started emergency construction work on a portion of a central Michigan dam that collapsed last spring and contributed to flooding that destroyed homes and forced the evacuations of about 10,000 people. Excavation work will …

Plants Cropping Up in Lost Michigan Lakes Where Dams Failed

LANSING, Mich. — Nature is returning to craters left from lakes drained by two dams that failed in May during torrential rain in mid-Michigan. But not always in a good way. “Shortly after the water receded, you could look out …

COVID-19 Sweeps Away Matriarch in Flood-Ravaged Mid-Michigan

MIDLAND, Mich.–With floodwaters rising and his wife hospitalized with COVID-19, Kevin Hennig feared the worst — missing critical moments with her. “I was worried about the bridges and the roads washing out, and I wouldn’t be able to get to …

Dam Failures Cause $200M in Damage; Michigan Seeks Disaster Declaration

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is requesting a federal disaster declaration for the Midland area, where a failure of two dams destroyed 150 houses and caused more than $200 million in damage. Under a disaster declaration, Whitmer said she hopes to …

Michigan Flood Puts Privately Owned Dams in Harsh Spotlight

The dams that breached after days of heavy rain in central Michigan are privately owned and had been the center of controversy for several years. Now Governor Gretchen Whitmer is saying these critical facilities should not be in private hands. …

Thousands Evacuated as River Dams Break in Central Michigan

MIDLAND, Mich. — Rapidly rising water overtook dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in central Michigan, where flooding struck communities along rain-swollen waterways and the governor said one downtown could be “under approximately 9 feet of water” …