Edenville Dam

The following are key documents made available to the general public from FERC’s elibrary; there are several others in addition to these. The SLA is publishing  just the key documents so our lake communities have equal access to these documents.
The SLA Board of Directors is monitoring these events and will update our membership when appropriate.

August 2018


July 2018

  • FERC publishes the Wixom, Sanford and Sanford Lake Preservation Associations first progress report on the work going on by the associations.
  • Boyce has submitted another request with revised dates for the temporary drawdown, 4 feet, of the three lakes (Sanford, Wixom and Smallwood) to allow for the spillway inspections. New dates are Sept. 20th, with refilling beginning on Oct. 5 or 6.  NOTE: This still needs to be approved by FERC!
  • FERC letter is to the DNR saying they are siding with Boyce on where the lake level temperatures are being measured.
  • FERC letter on their evaluation on the Boyce’s submittal of data of lake levels and temperatures to the complaints they received this spring. Overall they were satisfied that Boyce did not keep the lake levels low when the surface temperatures were believed to be above the 39F temperature threshold and thus did not violate their license. They did take issue with a couple of lake level readings on Smallwood Lake and took issue that Boyce failed to report those incidents and therefore were in violation of their license
  • Boyce submitted a letter to FERC on their concerns on managing water level versus dissolved oxygen especially at Sanford. 

May 2018

April 2018


March 2018

February 2018

  • Boyce files a revised schedule for the spillway inspections. They are now proposing lowering Smallwood, Wixom, and Sanford water levels the week of 10 September, 2018 (after Labor Day weekend) with bringing back the water levels to be completed by 30 September, 2018.

Four documents were released in rapid fashion on Feb. 15, 2018

January 2018

  • Wixom Lake Association and Smallwood Lake Associations letters to FERC challenging  the timing of the reservoir lowering in July 2018 for the planned focused spillway inspections.
  • FERC has amended the original Stay based on Boyce’s concern with icing of the gates at Edenville to control the lake level. They are allowing Boyce to resume flowing water thru the turbines to insure the Edenville Lake level is under control until March 31. In addition Boyce must submit weekly photographs of the gates.

December 2017

November 2017