Notice to the Sanford Lake Association
Monday, 7 March, 2011, 6:30 PM
In an effort to facilitate the search for an Edenville resident who is missing, Boyce Hydro Power, LLC will now
lower the Sanford Lake pond level an additional three feet below the current winter draw-down level. This action
is being undertaken today at the request of Midland County Sheriff, Jerry Nielsen, and with the approval of the Michigan DNR and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). The lowering of the Sanford Lake pond level will be for a temporary period of time.
It is believed the missing Edenville resident may have fallen through the ice on the Tittabawassee River south of the Curtis Road Bridge on February 8th Consequently, the Sheriff believes that lowering the water level in the river will be beneficial to the search efforts. The gradual lowering of the water level will be approximately 4-6 inches in a 24 hour period. The increased lowered water level, once reached in about five to seven days, is expected to remain in effect for a brief period of time until the spring runoff commences later in the month.
Subject to FERC approval of Boyce Hydro’s completion of construction work currently underway at the Sanford Dam’s earthen embankment, commencing on or before April 1st it is anticipated that the Sanford Lake pond level will be gradually brought back to its normal FERC-regulated summer pond level by the end of April.
SLA members are advised to consult news reports published in the Midland Daily News regarding this matter.
Lee W. Mueller, Architect & Co-Member Manager
Boyce Hydro, LLC
6000 South M-30 (P.O. Box 15)
Edenville, MI 48620
tel: (989) 689-3161 / fax: (989) 689-3055
MDN: Lake level being lowered to assist in search for Cole
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