- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

GRAYLING, Mich. (AP) - Officials say water is being drained from a popular fishing site in northern Michigan as part of a dam repair project.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the Big Creek Impoundment in Crawford County is being completely drawn down so that structural repairs can be made to an outlet pipe. Fisheries staff will restock the water with game fish if necessary afterward.

The problem with the outlet pipe was identified during a routine inspection by the Dam Safety Unit of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

The DNR says the Big Creek Impoundment should be ready for refilling by mid-July. The impoundment is surrounded by state land.

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