The major portion of work to restore the Tobacco River to its natural course is now complete.
The Tobacco Spillway of the Edenville Dam was partially demolished while the river channel downstream of the dam was cleared of debris to allow a return to a more natural river flow.
The emergency work was necessary after the dam in Gladwin County failed in May 2020 following intense storms in Mid-Michigan.
This story map provides a project update and discusses what's next.
Photo caption: An EGLE drone captures views of newly exposed bottomlands upstream of the modified Tobacco River spillway on the Edenville Dam in Gladwin County.