Two area schools had been opened Tuesday morning after the initial evacuation, but people who had been at one of the schools left by early afternoon. Source: Beaverton Police Department Thank you for your interest and participation with the City of Beaverton. Gladwin County Chamber of Commerce Beaverton is a vibrant community with a friendly small-town atmosphere; offering year-round events. who had been helping residents of the area seek shelter from the threat of rising waters was still at one of the school when he received an alert over his cellphone that “the dam ... it breached.”. , The lake typically had a surface area of 1,980 acres (8.0 km2), a shoreline of more than 84 miles (135 km), a maximum capacity of 66,200 acre feet (81,700,000 m3), a normal capacity of 36,000 acre feet (44,000,000 m3), and a maximum depth of 40 feet (12 m). Those waters receded Monday, but Uran and many other residents were continuing to clean up the watery mess on Tuesday, said Uran's chief of staff, Greg Falkowski. , Coordinates: 43°49′25″N 84°21′44″W / 43.82361°N 84.36222°W / 43.82361; -84.36222, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wixom Lake, "Task Force Agrees to Buy Dams, Restore Wixom Lake in Gladwin Co", "Wixom Lake Levels Expected to Return to Normal as Task Force Agrees to Buy Dams", "Four Lakes Task Force, as Delegated Authority for the Counties of Midland and Gladwin, Michigan", "Failed Michigan Dam Lost License in 2018", "Michigan dam had repeated safety violations before flooding", "Feds revoked dam's license over safety issues. Please look to us for answers, resources and ideas. Edenville Dam holds back Wixom Lake. LIVE STREAM: Gov. Both dams are in the process of being sold. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. more, Create a Trip to save and organize all of your travel ideas, and see them on a map.  From 2018 to 2020, the impoundment was regulated by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). It was expected to crest Wednesday morning at about 30 feet. Midland County Emergency Management later said that the dams were “structurally sound.” It said water flowing through the dam spillgates couldn’t be controlled, however, so evacuation measures remained in place.  It was named after Frank Wixom, who was instrumental in building the Edenville Dam.  From 2019-2020, an agreement to buy the dam and reservoir by the Four Lakes Task Force, a "county-delegated authority" under the State of Michigan, from Boyce Hydro L.L.C. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for one county after two dams failed in the area -- following heavy rains and flash floods across the state. Emergency responders went door-to-door early Tuesday morning warning residents living near the Edenville Dam of the rising water. Website designed by Stearns Marketing. “It is possible that flood water moving downstream could be released through the emergency spillway of Sanford Dam leading to a rapid rise of the river downstream in addition to the flooding already underway between Sanford Dam and Midland," the weather service said on its website. Beaverton is a vibrant community with a friendly small-town atmosphere; offering year-round events. Requests to also aid Gladwin County residents is under review by governors staff. Then Michigan deemed it safe", "Failed dam owner fought with state over Wixom Lake levels before flood", "Residents told to evacuate after Edenville Dam failure in Gladwin County", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wixom_Lake&oldid=982236141, Bodies of water of Gladwin County, Michigan, Bodies of water of Midland County, Michigan, Lower Peninsula, Michigan geography stubs, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 6 October 2020, at 22:55. Beaverton Tourism: Tripadvisor has 83 reviews of Beaverton Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Beaverton resource. The evacuations in Michigan followed days of heavy rains in parts of the Midwest that also brought flooding to Chicago and other parts of Illinois, Ohio and other states. Zillow has 47 homes for sale in Beaverton MI matching Wixom Lake. Come share the beauty, charm and history of Beaverton. Visit the DEQ website online to check for beach closure due to contamination.