“The flooding and devastation that resulted from aging or neglected dams should be a wake up call to other areas of the state."
HB 4905 - Sanford Dam Support Package
The flooding and devastation in Midland and Gladwin counties that resulted from aging or neglected dams should be a wake up call to other areas of the state with the potential for similar problems. That is why I was eager to find a solution to restore the four lakes in this community while also addressing the need for safety improvements to dams in other areas of our state. House Bills 4903-4907, including my bill HB 4905, is a bipartisan package designed to address these challenges.
These bills will create the Michigan Dam Repair & Improvement Fund to provide grants for the repairs identified by the Four Lakes Task Force. It can also be used to fund grants to repair other dams throughout the state. They will also create three additional funds: the Dam Risk Revolving Fund, Dam Safety Emergency Fund, and the Emergency dam Safety Grant Program