Report Says Failure Of Two Michigan Dams In 2020 Were 'Preventable'The failure of two Michigan dams that forced evacuation of 10,000 people and destroyed 150 homes was “foreseeable and preventable,” resulting from errors and miscalculations over nearly a century, an expert panel said Wednesday.
Midland County Dams Receiving $200 Million After Catastrophic 2020 FloodsNearly two years after thousands of people were evacuated from their homes when two dams in Midland County failed, state officials say $200 million is on its way to rebuild the structures.
Report Shows Loss Of Soil Strength Likely Led To Dam Collapses In Mid-MichiganA sudden loss of soil strength under saturated conditions most likely caused dams to collapse last year and contributed to flooding that forced evacuations of about 10,000 people, an interim report commissioned by federal regulators said.
Michigan Flood Victims May Have To Wait For AccountabilityA lawsuit that accuses the state of Michigan of failing to regulate and enforce safety regulations on a dam that failed, causing an estimated $200 million in damages and destroying 2,500 structures, may not be resolved soon.
Mid-Michigan Flooding The Environmental Impacts Are UnknownThe devastating effects of flooding from the Edenville Dam levee break Wednesday has caused the draining of Wixom Lake. This flooding is beginning to raise concerns about environmental impacts.
Edenville Dam In Midland County Flooding Disaster Had Long History of NeglectThe Edenville Dam in northern Midland County failed Tuesday afternoon, allowing water from Sanford and Wixom lakes to overtake the structure and flow heavily into the Tittabawassee River.
Multiple Dams Break Forcing Thousands To Evacuate In Midland CountyRapidly rising water overtook dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in central Michigan, where flooding struck communities along rain-swollen waterways.