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WNEM – Rising from the Floods

WNEM has a news video on the second anniversary of the dam failures and takes an in-depth look at the aftermath and recovery. View video here!

Independent Forensic Team (IFT) Final Report

From the FLTF: On May 4, the Independent Forensic Team (IFT) investigating the May 19, 2020, failures of the Edenville and Sanford Dams released its final forensic report. In addition to findings on the physical mechanisms of the dam failures presented in the interim report, the final report addresses the characteristics of the flood and …

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Governor Signs Appropriations Bill

From the FLTL: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, after receiving approval last week from the Michigan House of Representatives and Senate, today signed the supplemental bill that included $200 million of support for the rebuilding of the Four Lakes dams and restoring our community’s future. This funding will significantly lower the burden on property owners for bringing …

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Legislature Approves $200 M Grant for FLTF

Governor Announced Support for Bill News Flash from the Four Lake Task Force Today, the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives passed an appropriation that included $200 million to support the rebuilding of the Four Lakes dams which will restore our community’s future. We expect the measure to be signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who …

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Midland County Board of Commissioners Meeting

Next Tuesday, March 15 at 9:00 a.m., there will be a meeting of the Midland County Board of Commissioners. At that meeting, the Four Lakes Task Force plans to propose a resolution to the Board dealing with $10 million in bridge financing in anticipation of the long term funding currently working its way through the …

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SLA Donation for Vegetation Control

The SLA board of directors voted to donated $10,000 to the FLTF for vegetation control on Sanford Lake. We believe this will help in the efforts to control the tree growth problem prevalent on the lake bottoms.

Coyotes on the Lakebottoms

From the FLTF: On January 20, the Midland Daily News (MDN) had a front-page article about increasing sightings of coyotes in and around Sanford Lake. A local resident also advised FLTF of abundant coyotes hunting and living among the recently sprouted trees on the Wixom Lake bottomland. The MDN article included comments from individuals proposing hunting …

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RestoreTheLakes Communications

The Restore the Lakes team has prepared a FAQ for those interested in hearing about the latest developments.

SLA Annual Meeting Makeup Event

Attention Sanford Lake Association members! As many of you know, our annual membership meeting in Aug. was rained out just as we started. We have now rescheduled the event for Oct. 19th. Representatives Annette Glenn and Roger Hauck will be speaking about dam safety and dam funding on October 19, 6:30 p.m., at Meridian High …

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Independent Forensic Team Releases Interim Report

The intern report has been released by the forensic investigation team. Read Report here