- Associated Press - Thursday, March 22, 2018

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Officials say water levels at Thread Lake in Flint are being kept below normal following the breach of a dam during flooding last month due to melting snow and heavy rain.

The Flint River Watershed Coalition says it’s monitoring conditions at the lake and Thread Creek after the breach along one side of the dam. The breach has been temporarily filled with sandbags and water levels on Thread Lake remain low as possible repairs are discussed.

No one was injured during the breach.

The coalition notes, however, that sediment from Thread Lake may be contaminated due to historic industrial activity in the area. It says it may consider independent testing of sediment from the lake and creek as city and state officials look to deal with the breach.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide