White Cloud Lands Dam Grant
EGLE ponies up for repair work
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s (EGLE) Dam Safety Unit announced the White Cloud dam was one of sixteen Michigan dams selected to receive grant funding to help reduce risks and protect residents. The funding is through the Dam Risk Reduction Grant Program (DRRGP) authorized by the Michigan Legislature last year. The city will receive $222,712 for repairs to the high-hazard, poor-condition Dam. The city proposes to complete concrete and metal work that addresses inadequate spillway capacity issues. The city will also complete a dam disposition feasibility study to inform the city on the potential future of the dam.
WC City Manager April Storms welcomed the news.
“The project will address structural deficiencies identified in recent inspections. We had a hydraulic analysis for the dam that was recently completed. The feasibility study portion of the project will look at required long term improvements to meet proposed regulations on required flows, engineering analysis and operational needs. It will address what is required to leave the dam in service and make it safe and compliant for years to come.
“We expect these repairs to be completed within the next 9-12 months. I’m ecstatic about this grant announcement and the funds that the City will be able to utilize for other needs as a result of this grant. The hard work and diligence at the City over the past year has certainly started to show the fruits of our labor.”
Michael B. Ross
5/24/2023 04:23:47 am
GREAT job April ! The Mill Pond is such a big part of the White Cloud community, not to mention the history behind it.
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