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Repairs Completed To Thread Lake Dam After February Breach

View of the Flint river
Maria Palmo
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WKAR-MSU
The Flint River.

Repairs have been completed to Thread Lake Dam in Flint after it was breached during flooding in February.

Painting, fencing and landscaping still need to be completed, but Flint's public works Director Rob Bincsik says in a statement this week that repairs are done. He says Thread Lake is filling to "normal historical levels."

The Flint Journal reports the project took longer than anticipated because of extensive concrete repairs that were needed to the 45-year-old dam.

The flooding that led to the breach was due to melting snow and heavy rain. A 2015 inspection report had warned that the dam about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Detroit was in poor condition.

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