Michigan Dam(s) Fail! Tittabawassee River.

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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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20 mai 2020




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cbale2000 Il y a 5 jours
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.
MrDavidelliottjr Il y a jour
Lmfao @ 500 year flood levels.
William R Coffey
William R Coffey Il y a jour
@Mark W It is spelled MUSSELS, graduates!
William R Coffey
William R Coffey Il y a jour
@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.
Michael Stover
Michael Stover Il y a 2 jours
@gravelydon he will find a way
gravelydon Il y a 2 jours
@Michael Stover Who is going to pay for it? That is where the problem starts. One of the major problems with earthen dams is not the dam itself. But with the emergency spillway designs. If you look at most of them, they are simply lower areas of the earthen dam. Some may have riprap in that area but most are just grass seeded earth. It takes concrete to make a spillway that works and survives. One good thing did come out of it though. A lot of the sediment in the lake got washed out so if they rebuild the dam, there will be an increase in capacity for storage.
dansw0rkshop Il y a 10 heures
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.
Omar Nova
Omar Nova Il y a 12 heures
thank you very much for your explanation!
SHARon Ready
SHARon Ready Il y a 12 heures
Brilliant , I’m from Bristol.UK. I wanted a birds eye view of the damns and rivers etc . Can’t picture it otherwise !
Władca Wymiaru
Władca Wymiaru Il y a 13 heures
We shouldn't dam the rivers, when they fails, they fail BADLY! Nothing on this planet is stronger than raging flood!
pork n beans
pork n beans Il y a 14 heures
Mark Lawson
Mark Lawson Il y a 15 heures
Same things gonna happen with lake Cumberland we've just been lucky
hope king
hope king Il y a 15 heures
Intersting and scary!
Noah Holsworth
Noah Holsworth Il y a 16 heures
Interesting video!! I’m located about 2 miles from the Sanford dam
Donavon Robbins
Donavon Robbins Il y a 17 heures
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?
Susan Heckman
Susan Heckman Il y a 17 heures
Saginaw, MI resident . . . .thank you for explaining and showing. Prayers to all.
HW2800 Il y a 18 heures
Pfsif Il y a 19 heures
The Governor should just decree that water to stop flowing, you know like she did the economy.
Anti-WBD Il y a 19 heures
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.
V For vendetta
V For vendetta Il y a 20 heures
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.
Bill Williams
Bill Williams Il y a 21 heure
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 Williams
Bill Williams Il y a 21 heure
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.
Ash Ketchums Dad
Ash Ketchums Dad Il y a 21 heure
I don't think local people who live near it realize how lucky they are to have Hines Park
henry freriks
henry freriks Il y a 22 heures
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***
gantmj Il y a 22 heures
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.
christopher mills
christopher mills Il y a 22 heures
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
davide brown
davide brown Il y a jour
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
panda44r Il y a jour
As always Juan, great reporting. Hope everyone is safe over dere in MITCHigan, don't ya know. :oP
Randy Goble
Randy Goble Il y a jour
River's are not supposed to be Damded
Diane Geiger
Diane Geiger Il y a jour
I bet insurance companies would not allow anyone to buy flood insurance. I live on a lake and can't buy it.
Wonka Chocolates
Wonka Chocolates Il y a jour
Tis' The Season For LOOTING...!!!
Dax arms
Dax arms Il y a jour
This is what happens when the government weather federal or the state failed to maintain their infrastructure
MrDavidelliottjr Il y a jour
Earth field damn fail. Steel bulk heads in the middle help or concrete. Stop doing this crap
NickAndCaroline Il y a jour
We should un-dam all these damn rivers damnit.
joe mcmillan
joe mcmillan Il y a jour
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.
newagetojo Il y a jour
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...
Artere Laksamana
Artere Laksamana Il y a jour
As long as, NOT MANY People GET KILLED, NOT Too MANY , WILL CARE, Anyway !!! Je3
Artere Laksamana
Artere Laksamana Il y a jour
As long as they don't kill ANY ONE , NO ONE , CARES, Anyway...!!
Carl Street
Carl Street Il y a jour
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....
cmphighpower Il y a jour
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
lanceanz Il y a jour
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
Charles Williams
Charles Williams Il y a jour
This natural flood happened right after those rebels flooded the Capitol building! Think 🤔 about it!
Glitter Il y a jour
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.
kev c
kev c Il y a jour
Stretching gretchen doing a great job up here in Michigan.
joe canuck
joe canuck Il y a jour
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 canuck
joe canuck Il y a jour
The more Head, the greater the potential damage. Thanks "newbie" engineers. Not a Clue. Politics rules, for now.
FVP Il y a jour
Where are the inbred hicks with their guns protesting against the rain, you scumbags deserve everything God is throwing in your way.
joe canuck
joe canuck Il y a jour
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.
T B Il y a jour
Sanford Dam did not fail... Second and Edenville dams did.
Washington Hoax
Washington Hoax Il y a jour
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.
David Patton
David Patton Il y a jour
Michigan is a republican stronghold, right? Just like the Puerto Rican governor ,and the perpetual victim mayor and governor of Louisiana during Katrina.
Pașca Alexandru
Pașca Alexandru Il y a jour
Interesting how this never made it into European mainstream media and news...
Mannequinwizard Il y a jour
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt Il y a jour
I heard that these dams had deficiencies since 2011, the company responsible for these deficiencies is Boyce Hydro.
Washington Hoax
Washington Hoax Il y a jour
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.
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt Il y a jour
Now the large companies swoop in and purchase everything, sewer, water, schools, roads everything. Goodbye democracy.
New Dimension
New Dimension Il y a jour
GOOD.... nature will be back to IT'S NATURAL state before the men blocked it's natural path. If Mother Earth could talk the human langage it would be: DON'T FUCK WITH ME .....AND I WON'T FUCK WITH YOU
iGame3D Il y a jour
Free haircuts at the capitol tho!
GN Il y a jour
Dam dominoes.
Daisygirl1217 Il y a jour
Of all places to have this happen, ugh what a frign nightmare. I feel that the homeowners should not be the ones to come up with the money to fix ones property. It's the state governments fault for not updating the dams like they should have and they should be held accountable to pay for ALL of the damage that occurs from this. Though that is unlikely in this country where the people get fucked over all the damn time.
Dylan KS
Dylan KS Il y a jour
EGLE and Whitmer administration is at fault. They told them to RAISE the water level despite the federal government telling Michigan this dam was going to fail. In March if this year Whitmers Michigan EGLE gave the dam an all clear after their inspection in response to federal warning. She is the kiss of death for Michigan.
Washington Hoax
Washington Hoax Il y a jour
Her AG sued to prevent the draining down of Spring water surges while making fake claims of safety.
Troll Master
Troll Master Il y a jour
Governor too busy shutting down small business.
t bizzle
t bizzle Il y a jour
Oh they weren't taken care of... that explains it . So sue thier ass..... As a surveyor I guarantee these structures were neglected as in part no one paying attention to opening the spillways to maximum capacity. All your ditches are full of debris I see it everywhere. Unless y'all are building an Amazon building and 100 acres just got buzzed up stream. But 8 in? Wow.
Michael P. Bisceglia
Covid 19 related flood...
Robert Bradley
Robert Bradley Il y a jour
Do you think that preemptive action could have prevented the massive amount of damage.. Controlled flooding downstream would be a hard decision to make but the weather forecast would have predicted the amount of rain to be expected.. Did they just cross there fingers and hope for the best?
Kent Krizman
Kent Krizman Il y a jour
Dam nice analysis Juan.
bomaite1 Il y a jour
We are not able to afford modern infrastructure in this country because of of our massive military involvement at virtually every other point on the globe. Even in peacetime we have troops fighting at multiple sites and hundreds of bases around the world. Our buildup of military force makes it necessary for other countries to increase their strength to counter us, causing a continuous escalation of arms threat. It is now high time to rethink our strategy for safety in the world. It has made us unable to maintain a pandemic response team and various other social and economic support mechanisms.
Papa Grimmy
Papa Grimmy Il y a jour
Was the town of Owasso effected?????
Roxanne Wintershall
"Fix the damn roads!" Sorry, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, but you've got the WRONG priorities. And a numb nut of an AG. It's really a major Dem failure.
409novaman Il y a jour
Michigan governor Whitmer is more interested in fighting a small town barber's right to make a living and cheating in the next election to be concerned about some damn dam.
Faith Smith
Faith Smith Il y a jour
Just a thought. With all the dams in the world. Does anyone nowadays really know what to do or what will happen? Does that make sense?" Is there planned situations of dams failing? The only way to understand some of this stuff is to go through it. I assume most people look at a dan and go yep concrete wall & don't give it a 2nd thought. Never been any issues. Not gonna ever worry about it. I want to know the actual number of how many dams in the world are WAY outdated. And the excuse has always been no money too expensive. Well just look what will happen.
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We R Chef Il y a jour
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maccon1 Il y a 2 jours
Now the large companies swoop in and purchase everything, sewer, water, schools, roads everything. Goodbye democracy.
Grandpa Jim
Grandpa Jim Il y a 2 jours
🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 GOD BLESS ALL & THANK YOU JUAN for this update.
Jan Colton
Jan Colton Il y a 2 jours
We weren't allowed to buy flood insurance because we are not in a flood plain. 2 other dams were also involved in the mess. The Chappel dam structure on Wiggins lake was also topping. Everyone was evacuated on Monday night along with all Billings township residents on Wixom out of fear of a washout. It held, by the grace of God, but it contributed greatly to the pressures on the Tittabawassee side of the Edenville dam. The other dam, in Beaverton, is the only non-berm dam in the county. It just went through major upgrades in the last couple of years. It held strong. When the Army Corps of Engineers rebuilds Secord, Smallwood and Wixom, we hope for much more advanced design.
Brigitte de Roch
Brigitte de Roch Il y a 2 jours
It may be possible for Michigan to implement through reason and understanding the following in order to avoid continued catastrophes: reestablish the natural watercourses and wetlands. Wetlands must be given back to nature as natural water catchments for floodwaters. I think dams are part of it. This is according to Billy Meier an 86 year old man from Switzerland who claims to be in contact with people from another world. Source: ​
Axel Schmidt
Axel Schmidt Il y a 2 jours
Whitmer is too busy being Dictator, no time to maintain the State!
Diane 2003
Diane 2003 Il y a 2 jours
I imagine California is taking that action because of earthquakes too.
Robert Connor
Robert Connor Il y a 2 jours
Do you think these dams should be rebuilt at all? Seems like all those lakes are a waste of space and the dams really don't make much electricity and why have the hazard in the first place?
Mari Gold
Mari Gold Il y a 2 jours
It’s just too bad governor Whitmer wasn’t washed away with one of those floods.
millieo Il y a 2 jours
It can be surprising what is considered flood zone. Check before buying a house.
Dayle Calton
Dayle Calton Il y a 2 jours
Have you seen this video from a local guy to the dam failure area...
HowlinBerserker Il y a 2 jours
This is my hometown, it’s always surreal when it hits home
dev’s reality
dev’s reality Il y a 2 jours
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT For all of the idiots commenting These are private dams. If you don’t understand what that is just google it.
Cary Sorensen
Cary Sorensen Il y a 2 jours
Glad to see your videos again.
star light
star light Il y a 2 jours
thank you for this video, I followed along with you during the Oroville situation and thought of you right away.....your way of reporting is easy to understand and the visuals are very helpful.
alton Jones
alton Jones Il y a 2 jours
A little to late worrying about the dams now,hell you should've bitched,when you were told it was going to fail years ago,I guess hindsight 20/20,hello wakeup het real leadership in your state that care about you the citizens of Michigan.