This morning, the independent forensic team (IFT) investigating the May 19, 2020 failures of the Edenville and Sanford Dams released an interim forensic report which includes findings to date on the physical mechanisms of the dam failures.

Download the IFT Interim Report

In August 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) engaged the five-member IFT to investigate the failure of the Edenville and Sanford Dams in central Michigan. At this time, the IFT has essentially completed its evaluation of the physical mechanisms of the dam failures, but the evaluation of the human factors is still in progress. Although the IFT’s work will not be completed and its final report will not be issued for several months, the IFT wanted to share its findings regarding the physical mechanisms of the dam failures with the profession and the public.

 


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