Mid-State Michigan Faces More Threats

Mid-State Michigan Faces More Threats

(NewsReady.com) – As if the economic devastation wrought by COVID-19 wasn’t enough. Mid-state Michigan is now threatened by a massive flood after heavy rains earlier this week. Massive flood warnings were issued across the middle of the state.

However, the rain itself wasn’t the source of the devastation; the Edenville Dam collapsed under the pressure.

The structure had its power-generation license revoked in 2018 after public safety concerns for its meager spillway capacity of about 50%. The Edenville Dam was licensed for operation in 1998, but safety design inadequacies were documented by regulators shortly after construction began. Boyce Hydro Power, operator or this dam, acquired the license in 2004.

Since 2004, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has attempted to ensure that Boyce Hydro Power, owned by Lee Mueller, to correct “noncompliance issues.” Clearly, those weren’t corrected. The result is Sanford citizens’ ability to kayak in the downtown area.

As of mid-day May 20, there have been no reports of casualties, though mass evacuations are already underway. Hopefully, those at fault are made to pay for the damage they caused.

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  1. Massive flooding here, and potentially in other places , and the media focus is on Trump not wearing a mask.

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