Investigation Opened Into Midland Flooding & Dam Failures

The Miller Law Firm is investigating claims related to flooding in Midland, Michigan as a result of the failure of the privately owned Edenville and Sanford dams.

Investigation Opened Into Midland Flooding & Dam Failures

Published on: May 24, 2020
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The Miller Law Firm is investigating claims related to flooding in Midland, Michigan as a result of the failure of the privately owned Edenville and Sanford dams.

According to reports, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission revoked the license of the company that operated the Edenville Dam in 2018 due to “longstanding failure to increase the project’s spillway capacity to safely pass flood flows, as well as its failure to comply with its license, the Commission’s regulations, and a June 15, 2017 Compliance Order.”

The Edenville Dam, which was built in 1924, was rated in unsatisfactory condition in 2018 by the state, and the Sanford Dam, which was built in 1925, received a fair condition rating. Both dams are owned by Boyce Hydro, LLC.

As a result of the flooding, five sanitary sewer pump stations operated by the City of Midland Wastewater Treatment Plant have been impacted, resulting in sewer back-ups containing both stormwater and sanitary wastewater for some residents.

Concerns also remain over the possibility of floodwaters mixing with containment ponds at the Dow Chemical Co. and the displacement of sediment from a downstream Superfund site.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Midland County on Tuesday, May 19th and the Michigan National Guard has also been brought in to assist in response to the flooding. Approximately 10,000 residents in the area have been forced to evacuate as a result of the flood.

The National Weather Service has called this an “extremely dangerous and life threatening situation,” reporting that the Tittabawassee River crested at 35 feet in Midland, more than a foot higher than the previous record set in 1986.

The Miller Law Firm is actively investigating claims relating to negligence, property loss, and insurance claim denials, and intends to leave no stone unturned.

If you or someone you know has been impacted by the flooding in Midland Michigan, or any of the surrounding area please contact the Miller Law Firm for a free consultation.

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Before and after Edenville Dam collapse near Midland Michigan (NASA)

 

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