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Posted on: January 13, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Officials Advise Public of River Beaverton Dam Issue (UPDATED)

UPDATE - January 21, 2022, 11:30 a.m.: At 11:30 today, Midland County Emergency Management was notified by Gladwin County Emergency Management that the flood gate issue at the Beaverton Dam reported on January 13, 2022 has been resolved and the dam is back to normal operation. 

The public is asked to keep in mind that ice depths may have changed with the fluctuations in water depth and speed over the past 8 days and to exercise caution if choosing to fish, walk, or recreate on the river.


UPDATE - January 13, 2022, 3:30 p.m.: While issues have been reduced at the Beaverton Dam, ice and cold temperatures continue to prevent the situation from being fully resolved. Residents should remain off the Tittabawassee River through the weekend as a precaution.


January 13, 2022 - At 11:30 today, Midland County Emergency Management was notified of an issue at Beaverton Dam. Currently, one of four flood gates is stuck open, allowing water to free flow through the gate. 

The Beaverton Dam is upstream of the Edenville Dam and a tributary to the Tobacco River in Gladwin County. Given the changes to the river channel and lake bottoms since the failure of the Edenville Dam in 2020, emergency officials want to be aware an increase in water levels and current speed downstream of the dam, through Edenville, Sanford Lake, Sanford Dam and the City of Midland.  

The fluctuating river level will impact the stability of both ice and open water and make it unsafe for residents to ice fish, walk, or recreate on the river. The public is asked to be aware of the potential changes and to stay off the river over the next few days.

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