Re: Major Flooding in Michigan
Muskegon River is currently at the second highest level ever recorded. The highest was back in 1986. At that time, they thought there was a 50% chance that the Hardy Dam would breach, which in turn would wipe out the Croton Dam. Had that happened, Newaygo which is seven miles downstream would have been hit with a 60' wall of water, the city of Muskegon would have gotten hit with a 20' wave. Had all this gone down, they estimated that at least a couple thousand people may have lost their lives.
Several smaller dams were washed out in 86, fortunately none of them were large enough to cause lost of life. But there was a heck of alot of property damage.