Learn about the Michigan Dam Safety Task Force, including process, recommendations, and current outcomes. This Task Force came about following the catastrophic Edenville and Sanford Dam failures on the Tittabawassee River in May 2020.
Removing dams has tremendous benefits for river health, public safety and climate resilience, according to “Free Rivers: The State of Dam Removal in the U.S.,” a report released today by American Rivers. Fifty-nine dams were removed in 2021, reconnecting more than 2,290 miles of rivers. In addition, American Rivers is highlighting 25 dam removals to watch for 2022 and beyond.