This week, Max McDonald at The Gladwin County Record published an article that shares facts and context around FLTF and its funding efforts. Here are a few excerpts:
"When bi-partisan legislation to fund dam safety measures was announced back in May we began to see a glimmer of the 'light at the end of the tunnel.' Cliché? Yes, but also substantive relief for those who have lived through the nightmare that was 2020. Lawmakers proposed spending $500 million to repair and replace the dams along the Tittabawassee River system in Gladwin and Midland counties along with putting measures in place to ensure dam safety statewide....
"The collection of talent/expertise found within the group [Four Lakes Task Force] has moved the restoration process forward at a remarkable rate. In a little over a year since the dam failures (Edenville and Sanford) and the forced drawdowns (Secord and Smallwood), the Task Force has developed a 108-page plan for the renovation and reconstruction of the dams."
This is an informative overview of the restoration project and worth a read.