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Wakefield moving forward with dam improvement project

 

Michael Thill/Daily Globe

Water pours over the dam at Sunday Lake’s northeast corner Monday in Wakefield. The city was recently awarded a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Dam Management Grant to replace the spillway gate. The city estimates that the watershed feeding Sunday Lake includes tens of thousands of acres.

WAKEFIELD — The city of Wakefield is pleased to be moving forward with an improvement project for the dam at the northeast corner of Sunday Lake, which the city has sought to update for several years.

The city was recently awarded a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Dam Management Grant in the amount of $69,300 for the spillway gate replacement.

The city will be responsible for a ten percent local share of the $77,000 total project cost.

The dam management grant was one of six awarded in Michigan for 2013. The MDNR and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality reviewed 23 a...



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