In July, BCDC submitted a response to a two-part correction request received from EGLE and DNR for the permit application that includes Upper Crooked Lake floodwater pumping and Cloverdale Lake and Long Lake outlet improvements. On August 24th, EGLE sent correspondence to BCDC requesting additional information, primarily related to the Delton Marsh and impacts to … Continue reading WATSON AND CLOVERDALE DRAINS UPDATE
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A second pump was installed north of Delton Road on May 5th and began operating on May 12th. The second pump will increase the rate of withdrawal from Upper Crooked Lake and discharge to the Delton Road Infiltration Basin. EGLE conducted a virtual public hearing on May 21st to receive public feedback regarding the permit application submitted … Continue reading JUNE UPDATES
Watson Drain Seasonal limitations on water level alternations for the Delton Road Infiltration Basin were lifted on April 8th. The lifting of restrictions will allow for a higher rate of floodwater to be pumped off Upper Crooked Lake to the Basin. Water level alterations are typically restricted until the end of April. A special thanks … Continue reading APRIL UPDATES
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State, federal, and local officials pledged today at the first Michigan High Water Coordinating Summit to collaborate closely and share resources in responding to public health and safety challenges created by Michigan’s near-record high water levels... Read more via EGLE.
Nine monitoring wells are scheduled to be installed adjacent to the Delton Road Infiltration Basin (“Jones Property”) starting in March. These monitoring wells will allow for better understanding of the movement of infiltrated water once pumping from Upper Crooked Lake to the Infiltration Basin begins in Spring 2020. These were requested by EGLE because of … Continue reading Update
Water withdrawal from Upper Crooked Lake was schedule to terminate on October 15th. Due to warmer than normal weather, the Drain Commissioner’s office was able to reach an agreement with EGLE to allow withdrawals to continue until November 6th. A second extension for water withdrawals has been requested and is pending review/approval by EGLE. If … Continue reading PROJECT UPDATE
A petition was filed with the Barry County Drain Commissioner on March 20, 2018 requesting maintenance and improvement of the Watson Drain. On May 7, 2018, the Board of Determination ordered that a project was necessary to alleviate the flooding in the area and revised the boundaries of the Drainage District. No appeals were filed … Continue reading WATSON DRAIN PROJECT UPDATE
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