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Forest Road

Forest Lake Spillway Construction

The Forest Lake Dam spillway collapsed in a 2020 rain event. Construction is expected to begin in late spring/early summer of 2024 to restore the spillway so the lake can return to its normal (legal) level.

Phase I - Ongoing

Downstream Stabilization

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Phase I Objectives
  • Project bid awarded to Katterman Trucking

  • Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) permit issued

  • Create an access road/lay down area

  • Prepare the site for the project

  • Remove existing concrete spillway slab and other debris

  • Remove 3,000 yards of earth

  • Install a storm sewer

  • Remove fallen trees

  • Construct downstream channel to accommodate phase II spillway project

  • Install temporary cofferdam

Phase II Objectives
  • Project bid and contract being prepared with Fisher Contracting Company

  • EGLE permit under review

  • Perform concrete repairs on existing intake structure

  • Demolish remaining portion of spillway downstream of Sand Piper Road

  • Construct a new spillway chute

  • Construct a new riprap channel

  • Restore site

Phase II will take approximately 10 months

Phase II - Expected to begin early July

Spillway Stabilization

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