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:


  1. cbale2000

    cbale2000پیش 4 روز

    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.

  2. MrDavidelliottjr

    MrDavidelliottjrپیش 6 ساعت

    Lmfao @ 500 year flood levels.

  3. William R Coffey

    William R Coffeyپیش 18 ساعت

    @Mark W It is spelled MUSSELS, graduates!

  4. William R Coffey

    William R Coffeyپیش 18 ساعت

    @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.

  5. Michael Stover

    Michael Stoverپیش روز

    @gravelydon he will find a way

  6. gravelydon

    gravelydonپیش روز

    @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.

  7. davide brown

    davide brownپیش 3 ساعت

    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

  8. panda44r

    panda44rپیش 3 ساعت

    As always Juan, great reporting. Hope everyone is safe over dere in MITCHigan, don't ya know. :oP

  9. Randy Goble

    Randy Gobleپیش 4 ساعت

    River's are not supposed to be Damded

  10. Diane Geiger

    Diane Geigerپیش 5 ساعت

    I bet insurance companies would not allow anyone to buy flood insurance. I live on a lake and can't buy it.

  11. Wonka Chocolates

    Wonka Chocolatesپیش 6 ساعت

    Tis' The Season For LOOTING...!!!

  12. Dax arms

    Dax armsپیش 6 ساعت

    This is what happens when the government weather federal or the state failed to maintain their infrastructure

  13. MrDavidelliottjr

    MrDavidelliottjrپیش 6 ساعت

    Earth field damn fail. Steel bulk heads in the middle help or concrete. Stop doing this crap

  14. NickAndCaroline

    NickAndCarolineپیش 6 ساعت

    We should un-dam all these damn rivers damnit.

  15. joe mcmillan

    joe mcmillanپیش 7 ساعت

    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.

  16. newagetojo

    newagetojoپیش 7 ساعت

    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...

  17. Artere Laksamana

    Artere Laksamanaپیش 8 ساعت

    As long as, NOT MANY People GET KILLED, NOT Too MANY , WILL CARE, Anyway !!! Je3

  18. Artere Laksamana

    Artere Laksamanaپیش 8 ساعت

    As long as they don't kill ANY ONE , NO ONE , CARES, Anyway...!!

  19. Carl Street

    Carl Streetپیش 8 ساعت

    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....

  20. cmphighpower

    cmphighpowerپیش 9 ساعت

    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

  21. lanceanz

    lanceanzپیش 10 ساعت

    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/

  22. Charles Williams

    Charles Williamsپیش 10 ساعت

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

  23. Glitter

    Glitterپیش 10 ساعت

    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.

  24. kev c

    kev cپیش 10 ساعت

    Stretching gretchen doing a great job up here in Michigan.

  25. joe canuck

    joe canuckپیش 11 ساعت

    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 !

  26. joe canuck

    joe canuckپیش 11 ساعت

    The more Head, the greater the potential damage. Thanks "newbie" engineers. Not a Clue. Politics rules, for now.

  27. FVP

    FVPپیش 11 ساعت

    Where are the inbred hicks with their guns protesting against the rain, you scumbags deserve everything God is throwing in your way.

  28. joe canuck

    joe canuckپیش 11 ساعت

    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.

  29. T B

    T Bپیش 11 ساعت

    Sanford Dam did not fail... Second and Edenville dams did.

  30. Washington Hoax

    Washington Hoaxپیش 11 ساعت

    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.

  31. David Patton

    David Pattonپیش 13 ساعت

    Michigan is a republican stronghold, right? Just like the Puerto Rican governor ,and the perpetual victim mayor and governor of Louisiana during Katrina.

  32. Pașca Alexandru

    Pașca Alexandruپیش 14 ساعت

    Interesting how this never made it into European mainstream media and news...

  33. Mannequinwizard

    Mannequinwizardپیش 14 ساعت


  34. vbddfy euuyt

    vbddfy euuytپیش 14 ساعت

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

  35. Washington Hoax

    Washington Hoaxپیش 11 ساعت

    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.

  36. vbddfy euuyt

    vbddfy euuytپیش 14 ساعت

    Now the large companies swoop in and purchase everything, sewer, water, schools, roads everything. Goodbye democracy.

  37. New Dimension

    New Dimensionپیش 15 ساعت

    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

  38. iGame3D

    iGame3Dپیش 15 ساعت

    Free haircuts at the capitol tho!

  39. GN

    GNپیش 15 ساعت

    Dam dominoes.

  40. Daisygirl1217

    Daisygirl1217پیش 15 ساعت

    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.

  41. Dylan KS

    Dylan KSپیش 15 ساعت

    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.

  42. Washington Hoax

    Washington Hoaxپیش 11 ساعت

    Her AG sued to prevent the draining down of Spring water surges while making fake claims of safety.

  43. Troll Master

    Troll Masterپیش 17 ساعت

    Governor too busy shutting down small business.

  44. t bizzle

    t bizzleپیش 17 ساعت

    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.

  45. Michael P. Bisceglia

    Michael P. Biscegliaپیش 18 ساعت

    Covid 19 related flood...

  46. Robert Bradley

    Robert Bradleyپیش 18 ساعت

    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?

  47. Kent Krizman

    Kent Krizmanپیش 19 ساعت

    Dam nice analysis Juan.

  48. bomaite1

    bomaite1پیش 20 ساعت

    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.

  49. Papa Grimmy

    Papa Grimmyپیش 21 ساعت

    Was the town of Owasso effected?????

  50. Roxanne Wintershall

    Roxanne Wintershallپیش 21 ساعت

    "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.

  51. 409novaman

    409novamanپیش 22 ساعت

    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.

  52. Faith Smith

    Faith Smithپیش 23 ساعت

    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.

  53. We R Chef

    We R Chefپیش روز

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  54. maccon1

    maccon1پیش روز

    Now the large companies swoop in and purchase everything, sewer, water, schools, roads everything. Goodbye democracy.

  55. Grandpa Jim

    Grandpa Jimپیش روز

    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 GOD BLESS ALL & THANK YOU JUAN for this update.

  56. Jan Colton

    Jan Coltonپیش روز

    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.

  57. Brigitte de Roch

    Brigitte de Rochپیش روز

    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: ​theyflyblog.com/2019/11/25/billy-meiers-environmental-warnings/

  58. Axel Schmidt

    Axel Schmidtپیش روز

    Whitmer is too busy being Dictator, no time to maintain the State!

  59. Diane 2003

    Diane 2003پیش روز

    I imagine California is taking that action because of earthquakes too.

  60. Robert Connor

    Robert Connorپیش روز

    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?

  61. Mari Gold

    Mari Goldپیش روز

    It’s just too bad governor Whitmer wasn’t washed away with one of those floods.

  62. millieo

    millieoپیش روز

    It can be surprising what is considered flood zone. Check before buying a house.

  63. Dayle Calton

    Dayle Caltonپیش روز

    Have you seen this video from a local guy to the dam failure area... irgos.info/fylm-hay/1nuqioV3qaJ4rG0.html

  64. HowlinBerserker

    HowlinBerserkerپیش روز

    This is my hometown, it’s always surreal when it hits home

  65. dev’s reality

    dev’s realityپیش روز

    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT For all of the idiots commenting These are private dams. If you don’t understand what that is just google it.

  66. Cary Sorensen

    Cary Sorensenپیش روز

    Glad to see your videos again.

  67. star light

    star lightپیش روز

    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.

  68. alton Jones

    alton Jonesپیش روز

    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.

  69. prosperandbehealthy

    prosperandbehealthyپیش روز

    👉 *Where are the beavers when you need them?*

  70. Charles Blasdell

    Charles Blasdellپیش روز

    This is sad I'm from Michigan and this is unacceptable first it was the flint water now the dams Michigan is going to hell

  71. Mike VanVolkenburgh

    Mike VanVolkenburghپیش روز

    did the state and the governor give orders not to let water out of the dams

  72. Mother in the Wild

    Mother in the Wildپیش روز

    Oh Dam!!!

  73. Armando Sanchez

    Armando Sanchezپیش روز

    It’s news to me that hear in California that dams are maintained and improving them , California can’t agree on anything lol

  74. Greg Fiala

    Greg Fialaپیش روز

    Very informative reporting. I wish people like you were in charge of training the next generation of journalists.

  75. Chad Simmons

    Chad Simmonsپیش روز

    Why is California upgrading dams, we are told that climate change is causing forever drought

  76. SouthJerseySound

    SouthJerseySoundپیش روز

    Juan, Periscope films channel just posted a video from the construction of the Oroville dam. They specialize in restoring and posting historical films and I thought you would enjoy seeing a video from the original construction. irgos.info/fylm-hay/rnCoonulo6Kdym0.html

  77. Brian Chandler

    Brian Chandlerپیش روز

    Want a dam built right next time hire union beavers to build it

  78. William Terivani-Lincoln MD

    William Terivani-Lincoln MDپیش روز


  79. Michael Kenney

    Michael Kenneyپیش روز

    Apparently the AG for Michigan sued the dam owners to raise the level of the reservoirs because of some endangered clam. Makes sense. I mean it is Michigan.

  80. ImNotStalkingYou

    ImNotStalkingYouپیش روز

    Weather warfare at it's finest.

  81. will friar

    will friarپیش روز

    We need to get all the pictures we can it sure looks to me like the gates were in the up position when they should be down to relieve the flood waters. If you watch the other damn breaking you will notice it sure looks like the flood system is in the up position. There's a rumor going around that the governor ordered the gates closed! We need to verify this please

  82. Escape From Zombie Island

    Escape From Zombie Islandپیش روز

    Another sell out & newest member of the 'double cross club'.. Why do people fall for these fakes? This was a satanic ritual. irgos.info/fylm-hay/uqKth4xmm4SYunE.html

  83. ceerw buty

    ceerw butyپیش روز

    “You can’t negotiate with science and physics.”

  84. ceerw buty

    ceerw butyپیش روز

    Sort of reminds me of the Johnstown Flood.

  85. shawn bianchi

    shawn bianchiپیش روز

    You should be a safety adviser for all dams past present and future

  86. Escape From Zombie Island

    Escape From Zombie Islandپیش روز


  87. Tiempo Nuevo

    Tiempo Nuevoپیش روز

    There probably shouldn't be a damn there any way.

  88. Tiempo Nuevo

    Tiempo Nuevoپیش روز

    Wow that river looks nasty.

  89. Rich Morris

    Rich Morrisپیش روز


  90. Diana Howell

    Diana Howellپیش روز

    Many USA dams are over a century old.Our infrastructure needs HELP,fast!