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Michigan Dam Safety Task Force to hear public comments ahead of Wednesday meeting

Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy

The Michigan Dam Safety Task Force is taking public comments on the 86 recommendations drafted to improve dam conditions across the state. Michigan residents have the opprotunity to submit their comments during the virtual meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 27


According to the state's department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, there are more than 1,000 dams in Michigan. 


EGLE spokesperson, Nick Assendelft said the interest in dam safety has increased after the Edenville and Sanford dam failures. 


After the Jan. 27 meeting, the task force plans to report its plans to Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the legislature. The task force’s final meeting is at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3.


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