Dam Removal

  • Dam Removal Guidelines for Owners PDF icon

    The purpose of this guidance document is to suggest issues that may need to be considered when deciding the future of a dam, and to assist in implementing a dam removal project.

  • Dam Removal

    Most dams in Michigan were built decades ago and many have deteriorated due to age, erosion, poor maintenance, flood damage, and poor designs. Those dams that no longer make sense, that stand in disrepair, or are not removed are at significant risk of failure, particularly during high flow events.