Around 11:30 a.m. on January 13, the Midland County Emergency Management Department was notified of the incident at the Beaverton Dam.
Currently, one of the four floodgates is stuck open, allowing water to flow freely through the door.
The Beaverton Dam is the headwaters of the Edenville Dam and a tributary of the Tobacco River in Gladwin County. Given the changes to the river channel and lake bed since the Edenville Dam failure in 2020, emergency officials want to know the current rise in water levels and rates downstream of the dam, through Edenville, Lake Sanford, Sanford Dam and the City. by Midland.
Fluctuating river levels will affect the stability of both ice and open water and make it unsafe for people to fish, walk, or recreate in the river. The public is asked to be aware of possible changes and to stay away from the river for the next few days.
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