TRAVERSE CITY —
Possible causes of flood raise questions
Could a chute buried underground for nearly 100 years be the cause of the October Brown Bridge Dam breach that flooded the Boardman River?Continued ...
Structure that failed in dam breach must be used again
A lead investigator in a breach at the Brown Bridge dam said a construction device that failed and caused the Boardman River to flood must be used again to reroute the river before it can be fully inspected.Continued ...
Boardman flood: 911 call warned of water release
A city employee was the first to warn of Boardman River flooding as pond waters breached Brown Bridge dam.Continued ...
In a call to Grand Traverse County 911 dispatchers he warned, "people should get off the creek."
Engineer 'regrets' dam breach
A lead engineer on the Brown Bridge Dam removal expressed regret Monday for a breach that caused flooding to Boardman River properties.Continued ...
- Cause of Brown Bridge flood must be determined
- Friday, October 12, 2012
Boardman flood leaves frustration in its wake
Pam Hoyt knows the furnace, tools and water softener can be replaced.Continued ...
- Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Editorial: Flood demands explanation
The issue: Boardman River flood. Our view: Questions, questions, questions.Continued ...
Damage claims swelling
Property damage claims from flooding on the Boardman River are swelling: officials said they've received 30 to 40 claims from homeowners swamped when Brown Bridge Pond abruptly emptied.Continued ...
- Monday, October 8, 2012
Project managers go over flood damage
The day after Brown Bridge Pond emptied in an unstoppable rush and flooded the Boardman River, managers of a project to restore the river to its natural state gathered to assess damages and figure out what went wrong.Continued ...
- Sunday, October 7, 2012
GT Co. officials issue advisory for flood victims
Grand Traverse County Health Department officials issued a health advisory for property owners affected by Boardman River flooding.Continued ...
Boardman flood: Heartbreak, relief, questions
A breach of Brown Bridge Dam unleashed countless tons of water into the Boardman and abruptly emptied Brown Bridge Pond. Some on the river sustained home and property damage in a stunning development in a years-in-the-making project to dismantle Boardman River dams and return the river to much of its natural flow path.Continued ...
Rising Boardman River alarms residents
Breach of Brown Bridge Dam prompts home evacuationsContinued ...
- Saturday, October 6, 2012
Swollen Boardman begins to recede
Flood waters that threatened Ed and Mary Flees' home just downstream from the breached Brown Bridge Dam began to recede late this afternoon, and signaled a possible end to their peril.Continued ...
Boardman flooding evacuation order lifted
TRAVERSE CITY — The evacuation order has been lifted. Residents are allowed to return to their homes. Sections of some roads remain closed.
River Road is still closed to through traffic between Keystone and Garfield Road. Garfield Road between River Road and Voice Road in Paradise Township will also be closed. It is unknown how long these roads will be closed, but it will at least be overnight.Continued ...
Garfield Road section closed
Garfield Road south of River Road is closed because of flooding on the Boardman River.Continued ...
Boardman homeowners: "Heartbreak"
"Heartbreak." That's how Mary Flees termed the Boardman River's relentless crawl toward her Brown Bridge Road house this afternoon.Continued ...
Immediate evacuation ordered along Boardman
Grand Traverse County sheriff’s officials released the following at 1:45 p.m. today:Continued ...
Flooding on Boardman River
The Boardman River partially breached Brown Bridge Dam in Grand Traverse County today and prompted officials to announce an evacuation of homes along the river.
An estimated foot to 24" of river water began to pour late this morning through an area where a dewatering structure had been erected as part of a project to remove dams along the Boardman.Continued ...
- Possible causes of flood raise questions