Michigan Dam(s) Fail! Tittabawassee River.

Overview of the Boyce Hydro System and What we know so far.
Drone Footage from 19 May:
Tittabawassee River Flood Stage:
FERC vs. Boyce Hydro:

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  • According to Midland County officials as of ~3pm (EST) 5/20/2020, the Sanford dam may still be somewhat intact but they can't tell because it's underwater (they're using the term "failed" because it's spilling over, not necessarily because the structure has collapsed). Latest images of the Sanford dam appear to show overflow limited to the emergency spillway area. The current hope is that the dam itself will hold long enough for the upstream flow from the Wixom lake breach to recede. If the Sanford dam fails, areas downstream are looking at 500-year flood levels. Local and state police have already begun staging in a number of downstream areas, presumably to facilitate evacuations if the dam fails.

    cbale2000cbale20006 күн мурун
    • What no one seems to be paying attention to is how the dams work you see what happens is when the storm comes in the lake gets deep the alarms go off did you hear that part of the alarms go off and when the alarms are ignored you create a flood and a problem for the news to switch subjects! The problem I’m seeing is no one is mentioning about the people working at the dams letting the alarms run or shutting the alarms off without opening the doors and letting the lake out! Am I the only one who has ever seen how Adam works or do you just say the word damn a lot and you think you know about damns dammit!!!You’re all still leaning towards accident or natural wake the fk up🙏🙏🙏 WWG1WGA

      Angus BeefAngus BeefКүн мурун
    • Lmfao @ 500 year flood levels.

      MrDavidelliottjrMrDavidelliottjr2 күн мурун
    • @Mark W It is spelled MUSSELS, graduates!

      William R CoffeyWilliam R Coffey2 күн мурун
    • @hay woods it seems to me that buildiing permits on the flood plains should never have been issued. Supervisors eager to increase the tax base must bear some responsibility. But greed turns a deaf ear to common sense.

      William R CoffeyWilliam R Coffey3 күн мурун
    • @gravelydon he will find a way

      Michael StoverMichael Stover3 күн мурун
  • what happened to the nuke plant?

    wheeping willow2 4Uwheeping willow2 4U10 саат мурун
  • Would you mind if I spread your vid on my channel giving you all credit or course. thanks

    wheeping willow2 4Uwheeping willow2 4U10 саат мурун
  • USA is in decay and yet we go to. Mideast and Central Asia to spend TRILLIONS waging war. Krazy

    Diggity DiggitDiggity Diggit11 саат мурун
  • Dams failing just like their governor

    Frank Cardinell JrFrank Cardinell Jr11 саат мурун
  • Ins, co, know your in flood danger?? They prob, know all dams odds n conditions? U ask bout flood ins, salesman walks out laffing,

    Man KokeMan Koke13 саат мурун
  • Imagine watching the nightly news today 30 years ago ,,, massive pandemic that's keeping people Inside unable to go to church , massive flooding forcing you to go outside where the virus could kill you , a sitting president abusing his position by overruling govners ( which the Constitution clearly states you can't do ) ... Dems & Republicans trying to secretly trying to sabotage one another .... Massive storms destroying homes & family's like nothing .... Read the book of REVALATIOS .... OWKARD!!!!

    Anthony MarkAnthony Mark13 саат мурун
  • This will go in history books. Maybe not as bad as the St. Francis Dam Disaster, but it's up there.

    David StevensDavid Stevens15 саат мурун
  • This is all Trump's fault. He should have acted earlier to stem these overflows. Now our esteemed Governor Whitmer has to clean up the mess the Administration made.

    The RaisinThe Raisin15 саат мурун
    • Raisins are yummie

      S DS D13 саат мурун
  • Somebody stole that money from you to fix that dam/levee. They spent it on a security system. Infasteucture does not include security systems.

    orangeblueandlavendaorangeblueandlavenda16 саат мурун
  • Spillways are not big enough in the first place ! Somebody is negligent !

    Victor JeffersVictor Jeffers16 саат мурун
  • no wonder , state run by money stilling demonrats , money for illegals no money for infrastructure

    MarkoDeLaVootaMarkoDeLaVoota16 саат мурун
  • interesting. Very educational. Thank u.

    Fun# LarryFun# Larry19 саат мурун
  • It’s all China ‘s fault !

    Weining DingWeining Ding20 саат мурун
  • Was this one of the dams that nazi Gretchen was "supposedly" to have repaired, just like all the bad Mi highways?

    robert bryantrobert bryant23 саат мурун
  • It’s nice to see the river return to its natural state. Would be better not to rebuild the dams.

    Paul SmithPaul SmithКүн мурун
  • @ TWO dams.. SMMFH..!!!!!!!!! past pittiful

    GIT LITGIT LITКүн мурун
  • Thanks for the information!

    Paul HenryPaul HenryКүн мурун
  • i live on Lake Michigan and the water level has been the highest its been in years, so much erosion happens every day, i walk daily along the lake and see mudslides constantly and the water is brown because of all the mud going into the lake from the waves crashing the shoreline. I think there is more flooding to come this year for the Great Lakes area and the rivers in the Midwest.

    Tim WalterTim WalterКүн мурун
  • Holy crap that's brutal God bless all those affected

    brad polmateerbrad polmateerКүн мурун
  • I dont give a damn about no dam. see what i did there?

    808 R I D E S808 R I D E SКүн мурун
  • earth filled damns... mmmmk ive heard enough lol...

    Conspiracyphreak PhreakaConspiracyphreak PhreakaКүн мурун
  • Seriously....most excellent coverage, explanation, visuals concerning this unfortunate situation 👍

    sehhi vootysehhi vootyКүн мурун
    • This dam was lowered last fall. I wonder if allowing the earthen portion of the dam to dry out and then soak water back up had any affect to the destabilization? How about with

      sehhi vootysehhi vootyКүн мурун
  • Heart breaking for family's effected..I can't even imagin

    Nacho FriendNacho FriendКүн мурун
  • Great coverage! Please tell me, is flint also affected and evacuated? Everyone is in my thoughts!

    So Very Ms. CherrySo Very Ms. CherryКүн мурун
  • Get your facts straight if your going to post a video I’m a local.

    Justin WJustin WКүн мурун
  • Edenville did not have an emergency spillway you don’t know what your talking about!!!

    Justin WJustin WКүн мурун
  • Maybe them idiots can use their ar 15 to float with,haha dumbass dotard supporter the lord has the last word racist dipstick

    Coolzie DogCoolzie DogКүн мурун
  • I'm from this area in Michigan, my daughter lives within half mile of Wixom Lake. I heard that the reason for all the water in Wixom Lake is because the upper two dams were breached. Can anybody confirm this?

    Sally BridgesSally BridgesКүн мурун
  • Global warming?

    wils puwils puКүн мурун
  • I heard the State of Michigan forced the dam owners to keep the water high for the wild life, and the home owners on the lake. They (the State of Michigan) should be in part responsible for this mess. It seems as though we always want to blame the owners and not the government.

    Anthony DaGuannoAnthony DaGuannoКүн мурун
  • Why am I getting an alert for this video five days after the fact. Come on KGproject.

    Mister No NameMister No NameКүн мурун
  • Boyce had their licenses pulled (some years back) to generate power, but were forbidden from lowering the water levels in these reservoirs, as it would have impacted the waterfront property values, and therefore property tax revenues. There is a lot of finger pointing right now.

    dansw0rkshopdansw0rkshopКүн мурун
  • thank you very much for your explanation!

    Omar NovaOmar NovaКүн мурун
  • Brilliant , I’m from Bristol.UK. I wanted a birds eye view of the damns and rivers etc . Can’t picture it otherwise !

    SHARon ReadySHARon ReadyКүн мурун
  • We shouldn't dam the rivers, when they fails, they fail BADLY! Nothing on this planet is stronger than raging flood!

    Władca WymiaruWładca WymiaruКүн мурун

    pork n beanspork n beansКүн мурун
  • Same things gonna happen with lake Cumberland we've just been lucky

    Mark LawsonMark LawsonКүн мурун
  • Intersting and scary!

    hope kinghope kingКүн мурун
  • Interesting video!! I’m located about 2 miles from the Sanford dam

    Noah HolsworthNoah Holsworth2 күн мурун
  • This dam was lowered last fall. I wonder if allowing the earthen portion of the dam to dry out and then soak water back up had any affect to the destabilization? How about with the lowering of the water level over the winter changing to a lower frost line? Could either cause enough heaving to affect the core of the dam before it had a chance to stabilize with the recent (within days) refilling of the dam?

    Donavon RobbinsDonavon Robbins2 күн мурун
  • Saginaw, MI resident . . . .thank you for explaining and showing. Prayers to all.

    Susan HeckmanSusan Heckman2 күн мурун
  • Dam!

    HW2800HW28002 күн мурун
  • The Governor should just decree that water to stop flowing, you know like she did the economy.

    PfsifPfsif2 күн мурун
  • The emergency spillways should be contructed in that way, that they are not washed away by the water. And they should be wide enough, to prevent the water rising higher, keeping it under the level of the earth build dam area.

    Anti-WBDAnti-WBD2 күн мурун
  • US army corps should have been aware of such weaknesses in the existing earth dam. Okeechobee dam was similar but we reinforced it with flood control satellite controlled vaults as a preventive measures.

    V For vendettaV For vendetta2 күн мурун
  • you should read your federal guide lines this is your responsibility. this altogether makes insurtance guide lines all too readily availabler. so insuirance would be available for the most of these plans.

    Bill WilliamsBill Williams2 күн мурун
  • their biggest mistake is that the town had not been keeping up with all the emergency instructions to have a ten thousand men force to go in to drink up all the water. any sensible crtew leader would have known this from the beginning. THE TEN THOUSAND MAN CREW WOULD HAVE HAD EASY BACKUP PLANS TO ALLOW OTHER EMERGENCY CREWS WITH A HEADS UP.

    Bill WilliamsBill Williams2 күн мурун
  • I don't think local people who live near it realize how lucky they are to have Hines Park

    Ash Ketchums DadAsh Ketchums Dad2 күн мурун
  • You clean energy freaks here's a chance for a lot of hydro braids in your face and on a silver platter how come you ain't said nothing bottom line is you're all full of s***

    henry frerikshenry freriks2 күн мурун
  • The state sued at least one of the dam operators to keep the water at a level higher than the operator deemed safe in order to keep mussels from dying.

    gantmjgantmj2 күн мурун
  • Remember Blame the office of the Governor of the State of Michigan. I said the office not the current incompetent one as this neglect has been going on for years. Time to leave the world to themselves and time to take care of our own problems

    christopher millschristopher mills2 күн мурун
  • The utility operating those dams could not afford to maintain them. So they lowered the water level to a safe height. but SOMEONE at the STATE told them to raise it because of some endangered fresh water muscle. It was Attorney General Dana Nessel

    davide browndavide brown2 күн мурун
  • As always Juan, great reporting. Hope everyone is safe over dere in MITCHigan, don't ya know. :oP

    panda44rpanda44r2 күн мурун
  • River's are not supposed to be Damded

    Randy GobleRandy Goble2 күн мурун
  • I bet insurance companies would not allow anyone to buy flood insurance. I live on a lake and can't buy it.

    Diane GeigerDiane Geiger2 күн мурун
  • Tis' The Season For LOOTING...!!!

    Wonka ChocolatesWonka Chocolates2 күн мурун
  • This is what happens when the government weather federal or the state failed to maintain their infrastructure

    Dax armsDax arms2 күн мурун
  • Earth field damn fail. Steel bulk heads in the middle help or concrete. Stop doing this crap

    MrDavidelliottjrMrDavidelliottjr2 күн мурун
  • We should un-dam all these damn rivers damnit.

    NickAndCarolineNickAndCaroline2 күн мурун
  • Edenville Dam did not fail from the flood. It failed from years of neglect. Following the federal government's 2018 license revocation, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) took oversight of the dam. EGLE determined that the dam was structurally sound.

    joe mcmillanjoe mcmillan2 күн мурун
  • I don't understand why the dams could not have been releasing large amounts of extra water a couple of days ahead of what they KNEW was coming... It was forecast well in advance, the radar showed it plain as can be.... They could have dropped those reservoirs by a good ten foot before the torrential downpours even started... Could they not? And if not, why not? Should that not be SOP? I can grab a box of crayons and explain it for them if they'd like... An awful lot of home owners on the receiving end of this mess sure would appreciate it...

    newagetojonewagetojo2 күн мурун
  • As long as, NOT MANY People GET KILLED, NOT Too MANY , WILL CARE, Anyway !!! Je3

    Artere LaksamanaArtere Laksamana2 күн мурун
  • As long as they don't kill ANY ONE , NO ONE , CARES, Anyway...!!

    Artere LaksamanaArtere Laksamana2 күн мурун
  • Historically, if the Michigan Pharoah fails to get the message, this will be followed by plague of insects, etc. until she lets the people go....

    Carl StreetCarl Street2 күн мурун
  • It is the state of Michigan’s fault partially. The hydro company lowered the level of the water because the federal government said they were unsafe. That’s why the feds pulled their license to generate power. The state made them fill it back up because of some fresh water mussels or the like. State owns this one

    cmphighpowercmphighpower2 күн мурун
  • I don't see this source mentioned in comments, so - landslide expert Dave Petley's blog has posted technical analysis and satellite photos of Edenville. Add "The Landslide Blog" to your RSS client, or go directly to blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/

    lanceanzlanceanz2 күн мурун
  • This natural flood happened right after those rebels flooded the Capitol building! Think 🤔 about it!

    Charles WilliamsCharles Williams2 күн мурун
  • The Democrats in New Orleans appointed their family members to the levee board jobs and they did no maintenance to the levees leading to the city flooding during hurricane Katrina.

    GlitterGlitter2 күн мурун
    • @Ernest Brown Ahhhhh what?

      GlitterGlitter23 саат мурун
    • Yeah so in Michigan Rick Snyder a Republican left them holding the bag with a hole it! Ain't nothing Demcrat in La! Dixieland!

      Ernest BrownErnest BrownКүн мурун
  • Stretching gretchen doing a great job up here in Michigan.

    kev ckev c2 күн мурун
  • Do not take Vaccinations as part of a fear created from rising water. The Nile has risen for 4500 years. Only difference here is your goven'ors demonic overlord sodomizers are not finished with her yet! more trauma for the people of Michigan a Cometh !

    joe canuckjoe canuck2 күн мурун
  • The more Head, the greater the potential damage. Thanks "newbie" engineers. Not a Clue. Politics rules, for now.

    joe canuckjoe canuck2 күн мурун
  • Where are the inbred hicks with their guns protesting against the rain, you scumbags deserve everything God is throwing in your way.

    FVPFVP2 күн мурун
  • Thanks Man. All Dams are problematic. " Screw'n with nature ". Quebec is littered with failed hydro attempts, North east shore of the Ottawa river into the St. Lawrence. Damn Engineer's.

    joe canuckjoe canuck2 күн мурун
  • Sanford Dam did not fail... Second and Edenville dams did.

    T BT B2 күн мурун
  • Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel ignored growing concerns about the dam’s ability to withstand heavy rain and focused instead on environmental conservation. Just three weeks before the flood, AG Dana Nessel sued the owner of the dam, Boyce Hydro Power LLC, alleging it illegally killed thousands of freshwater mussels by lowering water levels. As a result of pressure from the Michigan AG to keep water levels high, and inaction on safety concerns, the dam did not have an adequate spillway capacity and collapsed. Days after feds (EPA) revoked the dam’s license to generate power (2017), the State (Fascists Whitmer regime under Nessel) assumed oversight, inspected the dam and declared it and its spillways to be in “fair structural condition" and not lower the water by 8 feet.

    Washington HoaxWashington Hoax2 күн мурун
  • Michigan is a republican stronghold, right? Just like the Puerto Rican governor ,and the perpetual victim mayor and governor of Louisiana during Katrina.

    David PattonDavid Patton2 күн мурун
  • Interesting how this never made it into European mainstream media and news...

    Pașca AlexandruPașca Alexandru2 күн мурун

    MannequinwizardMannequinwizard2 күн мурун
  • I heard that these dams had deficiencies since 2011, the company responsible for these deficiencies is Boyce Hydro.

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt2 күн мурун
    • Gov Whitmer's Attorney General Dana Nessel sued Boyce Hydro to NOT lower the water level just 3 weeks before the failure. The defieciencies are with leadership and Democrat tree hugging knuckle draggers.

      Washington HoaxWashington Hoax2 күн мурун
    • Now the large companies swoop in and purchase everything, sewer, water, schools, roads everything. Goodbye democracy.

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt2 күн мурун