Four Lakes Task Force

Five months after a devastating flood destroyed much of the village of Sanford some residents say they’re bouncing back - others say they’re just doing their best to prepare for winter.

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People living on lakes drained by the failures of two Mid-Michigan dams in May could be asked to pay hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars a year in annual assessments to rebuild.

The Four Lakes Task Force was in the process of buying the series of four dams when the Edenville and Sanford dams were overwhelmed after days of heavy rain.