What is the DNR doing about problem dams in Michigan?
The DNR is actively involved in all facets of dealing with problematic dams in Michigan. From directly funding projects through competitive grants to providing technical guidance to multiple user groups, the DNR continues to be on the forefront of dealing with the problem of aging dams in Michigan.
The Dam Management Grant and the Aquatic Habitat Grant programs provide funding for stream restoration projects. Dam removals and reconstruction have been funded in previous years. Most importantly, the DNR continues to gather and share data on dam removal projects that can further guide and advise future projects, which is particularly important as the problem of dealing with aging infrastructure issues.