Michigan Dam(s) Fail! Tittabawassee River.

Overview of the Boyce Hydro System and What we know so far.
Drone Footage from 19 May:
Tittabawassee River Flood Stage:
FERC vs. Boyce Hydro:


  1. cbale2000

    cbale200010 ditë më parë

    According to Midland County officials as of ~3pm (EST) 5/20/2020, the Sanford dam may still be somewhat intact but they can't tell because it's underwater (they're using the term "failed" because it's spilling over, not necessarily because the structure has collapsed). Latest images of the Sanford dam appear to show overflow limited to the emergency spillway area. The current hope is that the dam itself will hold long enough for the upstream flow from the Wixom lake breach to recede. If the Sanford dam fails, areas downstream are looking at 500-year flood levels. Local and state police have already begun staging in a number of downstream areas, presumably to facilitate evacuations if the dam fails.

  2. Angus Beef

    Angus Beef5 ditë më parë

    What no one seems to be paying attention to is how the dams work you see what happens is when the storm comes in the lake gets deep the alarms go off did you hear that part of the alarms go off and when the alarms are ignored you create a flood and a problem for the news to switch subjects! The problem I’m seeing is no one is mentioning about the people working at the dams letting the alarms run or shutting the alarms off without opening the doors and letting the lake out! Am I the only one who has ever seen how Adam works or do you just say the word damn a lot and you think you know about damns dammit!!!You’re all still leaning towards accident or natural wake the fk up🙏🙏🙏 WWG1WGA

  3. MrDavidelliottjr

    MrDavidelliottjr6 ditë më parë

    Lmfao @ 500 year flood levels.

  4. William R Coffey

    William R Coffey7 ditë më parë

    @Mark W It is spelled MUSSELS, graduates!

  5. William R Coffey

    William R Coffey7 ditë më parë

    @hay woods it seems to me that buildiing permits on the flood plains should never have been issued. Supervisors eager to increase the tax base must bear some responsibility. But greed turns a deaf ear to common sense.

  6. Michael Stover

    Michael Stover7 ditë më parë

    @gravelydon he will find a way

  7. Squarehead Coughlin

    Squarehead Coughlin23 orë më parë



    ZEEKUPPDitë më parë

    My wife and I lost our home in the Umatilla river flood of February 6 through 8 2020. We will NEVER EVER live in a flood plain again. We were there for a about 19 years. It seemed fine at the time , but now, in retrospect, it's hard to see why we even considered living there in the first place.

  9. Kasumi Kojiro

    Kasumi KojiroDitë më parë

    Who the hell named this river ?

  10. Matt Gembarowski

    Matt GembarowskiDitë më parë

    Isn't there a dam on Dow property also?

  11. louis mason

    louis masonDitë më parë

    Best overview I’ve seen...good job

  12. Miriam Rodriguez

    Miriam RodriguezDitë më parë

    Why do people build homes next to dams sooner or later this would happen🇺🇸🇺🇸

  13. Andrew John

    Andrew John2 ditë më parë

    He knows dams, he knows airplanes. What the heck else does he know???

  14. Paul Yano

    Paul Yano2 ditë më parë

    Not related to this terrible event but did you hear about the crash of Wings of Fame's crash of the N9M? I am fully aware that you can't cover every genav accident but knowing your a bit! of a aviation history buff I am surprised that you didn't devot an episode that this loss of a very significant part of aviation history.

  15. blancolirio

    blancolirio2 ditë më parë

    I need the whole story


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  18. bestamerica

    bestamerica2 ditë më parë

    ' come on americans people... time to work up, clean up, done up, finish up... do it now and soon to be summer season time... wonderful weather

  19. Copper Aboriginies

    Copper Aboriginies2 ditë më parë

    500 year flooding, this looks like something written in the scriptures that would happen in the future from those writings back then. those are man made lakes unnatural to the creator, something isnt being talked about of why this broke. flooding just does'nt happen, everything was fine the day before this flooding happened, i am sure a warning of a malfunction in those systems those engineers would have known something wasnt working properly way sooner then to neglect it as if it looks ok. this is something else cause this flooding is happening faster then anyone can get a handle on, people will be flooded out of the communities much will be destroyed and much lost due to this mysterious unexplained flooding. 500 years and all of a sudden its flooding!!!!!! did the Almighty Creator cause this with the wave of his hand, and the question is why? does this go back to Tecumseh and the wars here in the 5 lakes, we all know that the universal laws were'nt created by religion or the order of Man over Man like its Now, something big is happening thats is out of the control of Man strange things are going on people, much suffering is happening on a slow movement and Man isnt in control of these movements of the Earth...500 year flood levels, sounds like the mud floods dont it....

  20. Daniel Gallegos

    Daniel Gallegos2 ditë më parë

    Ahhhh damn it!!🤦🏻‍♂️

  21. sam watt

    sam watt2 ditë më parë

    I believe the first failed dam is at Edenville and not the dam parallel to the Second Road. The two are over 18 miles apart.

  22. dcoog anml

    dcoog anml3 ditë më parë

    Seriously....most excellent coverage, explanation, visuals concerning this unfortunate situation 👍

  23. dcoog anml

    dcoog anml3 ditë më parë

    Would you mind if I spread your vid on my channel giving you all credit or course. thanks

  24. TheGhung Fu

    TheGhung Fu3 ditë më parë

    Get a real rain gauge. www.cocorahs.org

  25. phillip krikorian

    phillip krikorian3 ditë më parë


  26. Mike Adams

    Mike Adams3 ditë më parë

    If i could post pics i would

  27. Mike Adams

    Mike Adams3 ditë më parë

    Yeah i stood a foot from the edge. On ther bridge of edenville. My dad lives 3 miles away from that bridge that is completly destroyed now.

  28. D. League

    D. League3 ditë më parë

    We've known for over a hundred years that earthen dams are unstable when the water rises, and yet they are being built today.

  29. MissN Perfection

    MissN Perfection3 ditë më parë

    Didn't people learn anything about earthen dams from the hard lessons my town of Johnstown,Pennsylvania had to learn! Get rid of these God awful dams already! Nothing but heartbreak and disaster come from them!

  30. TopSecretVid

    TopSecretVid3 ditë më parë

    Such a shame. Glad no one died from this..but those towns will never be the same

  31. Curlyanne B

    Curlyanne B3 ditë më parë

    What good is an earthen spillway? As you said, if it overtook, it will go eventually.

  32. Vincenzo Vieri

    Vincenzo Vieri3 ditë më parë

    damn, you know everything!

  33. yasio bolo

    yasio bolo3 ditë më parë

    Juan, You the go to guy for interesting technical details. Also love the new mic and the COVID-19 hair too.

  34. yasio bolo

    yasio bolo3 ditë më parë

    interesting. Very educational. Thank u.

  35. Baby Driver

    Baby Driver3 ditë më parë

    I'd say those folks are in for a hard time.

  36. Atricia Cannon

    Atricia Cannon4 ditë më parë

    Water weight on Mississippi River likely could trigger New Madrid EQ zone. See the future US Navy map for what would result.💀🌊😣

  37. Thomas maurer

    Thomas maurer4 ditë më parë

    need a Geo map overlay .. its all flat there ...

  38. James

    James4 ditë më parë

    Thank you for the info

  39. detcat312

    detcat3124 ditë më parë

    yes the owners of the dams have been trying to get the ok to lower the water level but since the state didn't give them the go a head they had to raise the water level back up, they were and are suing in federal court to get to lower the water level for the past few years.

  40. wheeping willow2 4U

    wheeping willow2 4U4 ditë më parë

    what happened to the nuke plant?

  41. wheeping willow2 4U

    wheeping willow2 4U4 ditë më parë

    Would you mind if I spread your vid on my channel giving you all credit or course. thanks

  42. Diggity Diggit

    Diggity Diggit4 ditë më parë

    USA is in decay and yet we go to. Mideast and Central Asia to spend TRILLIONS waging war. Krazy

  43. Frank Cardinell Jr

    Frank Cardinell Jr4 ditë më parë

    Dams failing just like their governor

  44. Man Koke

    Man Koke4 ditë më parë

    Ins, co, know your in flood danger?? They prob, know all dams odds n conditions? U ask bout flood ins, salesman walks out laffing,

  45. Anthony Mark

    Anthony Mark4 ditë më parë

    Imagine watching the nightly news today 30 years ago ,,, massive pandemic that's keeping people Inside unable to go to church , massive flooding forcing you to go outside where the virus could kill you , a sitting president abusing his position by overruling govners ( which the Constitution clearly states you can't do ) ... Dems & Republicans trying to secretly trying to sabotage one another .... Massive storms destroying homes & family's like nothing .... Read the book of REVALATIOS .... OWKARD!!!!

  46. David Stevens

    David Stevens4 ditë më parë

    This will go in history books. Maybe not as bad as the St. Francis Dam Disaster, but it's up there.

  47. The Raisin

    The Raisin4 ditë më parë

    This is all Trump's fault. He should have acted earlier to stem these overflows. Now our esteemed Governor Whitmer has to clean up the mess the Administration made.

  48. smytb

    smytb4 ditë më parë

    The Raisin- And you are dumber than a box of rocks!!! It's YOUR fault, not Trumps!!

  49. S D

    S D4 ditë më parë

    Raisins are yummie

  50. orangeblueandlavenda

    orangeblueandlavenda4 ditë më parë

    Somebody stole that money from you to fix that dam/levee. They spent it on a security system. Infasteucture does not include security systems.

  51. Victor Jeffers

    Victor Jeffers4 ditë më parë

    Spillways are not big enough in the first place ! Somebody is negligent !

  52. MarkoDeLaVoota

    MarkoDeLaVoota4 ditë më parë

    no wonder , state run by money stilling demonrats , money for illegals no money for infrastructure

  53. Fun# Larry

    Fun# Larry4 ditë më parë

    interesting. Very educational. Thank u.

  54. Weining Ding

    Weining Ding5 ditë më parë

    It’s all China ‘s fault !

  55. robert bryant

    robert bryant5 ditë më parë

    Was this one of the dams that nazi Gretchen was "supposedly" to have repaired, just like all the bad Mi highways?

  56. Paul Smith

    Paul Smith5 ditë më parë

    It’s nice to see the river return to its natural state. Would be better not to rebuild the dams.

  57. GIT LIT

    GIT LIT5 ditë më parë

    @ TWO dams.. SMMFH..!!!!!!!!! past pittiful

  58. Paul Henry

    Paul Henry5 ditë më parë

    Thanks for the information!

  59. Tim Walter

    Tim Walter5 ditë më parë

    i live on Lake Michigan and the water level has been the highest its been in years, so much erosion happens every day, i walk daily along the lake and see mudslides constantly and the water is brown because of all the mud going into the lake from the waves crashing the shoreline. I think there is more flooding to come this year for the Great Lakes area and the rivers in the Midwest.

  60. brad polmateer

    brad polmateer5 ditë më parë

    Holy crap that's brutal God bless all those affected

  61. Obtuse Rackzz

    Obtuse Rackzz5 ditë më parë

    I dont give a damn about no dam. see what i did there?

  62. Conspiracyphreak Phreaka

    Conspiracyphreak Phreaka5 ditë më parë

    earth filled damns... mmmmk ive heard enough lol...

  63. sehhi vooty

    sehhi vooty5 ditë më parë

    Seriously....most excellent coverage, explanation, visuals concerning this unfortunate situation 👍

  64. sehhi vooty

    sehhi vooty5 ditë më parë

    This dam was lowered last fall. I wonder if allowing the earthen portion of the dam to dry out and then soak water back up had any affect to the destabilization? How about with

  65. Nacho Friend

    Nacho Friend5 ditë më parë

    Heart breaking for family's effected..I can't even imagin

  66. Courtney Cherry

    Courtney Cherry5 ditë më parë

    Great coverage! Please tell me, is flint also affected and evacuated? Everyone is in my thoughts!

  67. Justin W

    Justin W5 ditë më parë

    Get your facts straight if your going to post a video I’m a local.

  68. Justin W

    Justin W5 ditë më parë

    Edenville did not have an emergency spillway you don’t know what your talking about!!!

  69. Coolzie Dog

    Coolzie Dog5 ditë më parë

    Maybe them idiots can use their ar 15 to float with,haha dumbass dotard supporter the lord has the last word racist dipstick

  70. Sally Bridges

    Sally Bridges5 ditë më parë

    I'm from this area in Michigan, my daughter lives within half mile of Wixom Lake. I heard that the reason for all the water in Wixom Lake is because the upper two dams were breached. Can anybody confirm this?

  71. DA62 Owner

    DA62 Owner3 ditë më parë

    Sally Bridges I hope your daughter came through the event safely. The problem was a court order preventing the lake levels from being lowered as was the usual procedure prior to a significant rain event. The levels in the upper two lakes compounded the problem when they started to spill over the spillway. The upper two dams were not breached though and are still holding water. There were four dams in all and it was the lower two dams which failed.

  72. wils pu

    wils pu5 ditë më parë

    Global warming?

  73. smytb

    smytb4 ditë më parë


  74. Anthony DaGuanno

    Anthony DaGuanno5 ditë më parë

    I heard the State of Michigan forced the dam owners to keep the water high for the wild life, and the home owners on the lake. They (the State of Michigan) should be in part responsible for this mess. It seems as though we always want to blame the owners and not the government.

  75. Mister No Name

    Mister No Name5 ditë më parë

    Why am I getting an alert for this video five days after the fact. Come on AL-gos.

  76. dansw0rkshop

    dansw0rkshop5 ditë më parë

    Boyce had their licenses pulled (some years back) to generate power, but were forbidden from lowering the water levels in these reservoirs, as it would have impacted the waterfront property values, and therefore property tax revenues. There is a lot of finger pointing right now.

  77. Omar Nova

    Omar Nova6 ditë më parë

    thank you very much for your explanation!

  78. SHARon Ready

    SHARon Ready6 ditë më parë

    Brilliant , I’m from Bristol.UK. I wanted a birds eye view of the damns and rivers etc . Can’t picture it otherwise !

  79. Władca Wymiaru

    Władca Wymiaru6 ditë më parë

    We shouldn't dam the rivers, when they fails, they fail BADLY! Nothing on this planet is stronger than raging flood!

  80. pork n beans

    pork n beans6 ditë më parë


  81. Mark Lawson

    Mark Lawson6 ditë më parë

    Same things gonna happen with lake Cumberland we've just been lucky

  82. hope king

    hope king6 ditë më parë

    Intersting and scary!

  83. Noah Holsworth

    Noah Holsworth6 ditë më parë

    Interesting video!! I’m located about 2 miles from the Sanford dam

  84. Donavon Robbins

    Donavon Robbins6 ditë më parë

    This dam was lowered last fall. I wonder if allowing the earthen portion of the dam to dry out and then soak water back up had any affect to the destabilization? How about with the lowering of the water level over the winter changing to a lower frost line? Could either cause enough heaving to affect the core of the dam before it had a chance to stabilize with the recent (within days) refilling of the dam?

  85. DA62 Owner

    DA62 Owner3 ditë më parë

    Donavon Robbins an earth dam will fail if overtopped. An earth dam will also fail if the water is too high causing a hydraulic gradient greater than the dam designers intended. This will cause seepage which leads to piping which leads to catastrophic failure. Once the water level reached the height it did, the failure of the earth dam was inevitable. The dam actually lasted much longer than people thought it would. It was solely the water level in the lake that caused the dam failure.

  86. Susan Heckman

    Susan Heckman6 ditë më parë

    Saginaw, MI resident . . . .thank you for explaining and showing. Prayers to all.

  87. HW2800

    HW28006 ditë më parë


  88. Pfsif

    Pfsif6 ditë më parë

    The Governor should just decree that water to stop flowing, you know like she did the economy.

  89. Anti-WBD

    Anti-WBD6 ditë më parë

    The emergency spillways should be contructed in that way, that they are not washed away by the water. And they should be wide enough, to prevent the water rising higher, keeping it under the level of the earth build dam area.

  90. V For vendetta

    V For vendetta6 ditë më parë

    US army corps should have been aware of such weaknesses in the existing earth dam. Okeechobee dam was similar but we reinforced it with flood control satellite controlled vaults as a preventive measures.

  91. Bill Williams

    Bill Williams6 ditë më parë

    you should read your federal guide lines this is your responsibility. this altogether makes insurtance guide lines all too readily availabler. so insuirance would be available for the most of these plans.

  92. Bill Williams

    Bill Williams6 ditë më parë

    their biggest mistake is that the town had not been keeping up with all the emergency instructions to have a ten thousand men force to go in to drink up all the water. any sensible crtew leader would have known this from the beginning. THE TEN THOUSAND MAN CREW WOULD HAVE HAD EASY BACKUP PLANS TO ALLOW OTHER EMERGENCY CREWS WITH A HEADS UP.

  93. Ash Ketchums Dad

    Ash Ketchums Dad6 ditë më parë

    I don't think local people who live near it realize how lucky they are to have Hines Park

  94. henry freriks

    henry freriks6 ditë më parë

    You clean energy freaks here's a chance for a lot of hydro braids in your face and on a silver platter how come you ain't said nothing bottom line is you're all full of s***