You can find out more about the $150,000 USACE flood inundation study during today’s interview with Mike and Jon! Thanks to Hamburg Township and Green Oak Township for supporting this effort.
Huron River Chemical Spill
We were informed yesterday of a hexavalent chromium spill in the Huron River watershed near Wixom. Currently, the avoid-contact warnings are for North Wixom Road in Oakland County to Kensington Road in Livingston. Further testing is occurring throughout the Huron River in the coming days. We will update you with more information as we hear more. Stay safe!
More information and news sources –
- EGLE statement – https://www.michigan.gov/egle/newsroom/press-releases/2022/08/02/huron-river
- WHMI – https://www.whmi.com/news/article/tribar-manufacturing-chemical-spill-huron-river
- MLive – https://www.mlive.com/public-interest/2022/08/no-contact-with-huron-river-advised-after-toxic-chemical-release.html
- Channel 2 news – https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/residents-urged-to-avoid-huron-river-after-chemical-spill-in-watershed
- Detroit Free Press – https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2022/08/02/huron-river-warning-hexavalent-chromium-carcinogen/10217976002/
USACE study kick-off
Today was an exciting day because we kicked off a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) flood inundation study upstream of Ore Lake! This is in collaboration with Hamburg Township and Green Oak Township. More about the meeting later this week and during our next association meeting in-person on Saturday, August 20th at 10am!
Huron River Cleanup
Hamburg Township is sponsoring the Huron River Clean Up this year. It is on Saturday, July 23rd from 8am-1pm. This clean-up removes debris from the river to allow for increased water flow downstream and help minimize/prevent flooding. If you can help at the clean-up, please sign up using the QR code on the flyer.
May 12, 2022 Meeting Video and Slides
Video and slides from our recent Zoom meeting are available here.
Here is the GIS presentation that was shown during the meeting – Ore Lake Watershed – Development & Wetlands Between 2000-2021 – YouTube
Next Organization Meeting – May 12, 2022
We are hosting our next organization meeting on Thursday, May 12th at 7:00pm on Zoom. Come join us and discuss current projects to see where we are headed this spring and summer!
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March 31st Flood Level Change Meeting Video
Video from our community meeting to discuss the recent change to the established flood level is now available for viewing
Slides are also available below
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Flood Insurance Information
Some information about flood insurance that you may find useful.
FEMA video – A simple explanation about Flood Risk 2.0
Flood Level Change
As we approach “flood season,” we want to give you a heads up that the minimum flood level for the gauge on the Huron River at Hamburg Road has been changed from 6.5 feet to 7.0 feet. This change was made by NOAA based on a recommendation from Hamburg Township. Join us for a discussion about the change and implications during a Zoom meeting at 7:00pm on Thursday, March 31st.
You can see the new flood gauge status here.
The meeting event is on our Facebook page
As always, contact us if you have any questions.
Potential FEMA grant for property buy out
We have been informed that Hamburg Township is applying for another FEMA grant to get money to buy out residents who struggle with flooding. The money from this grant would be used to buy your property, demolish all structures on the property, and then be kept as a green space forever. If you are interested in participating, reach out to the Township by March 16th.