In May 2020, devastating floods caused the failure of multiple dams along the Tittabawassee River. These failures, in essence, emptied Wixom and Sanford Lakes and caused significant property casualty downstream. The dams for Secord and Smallwood Lakes in Gladwin County are also in need of important repairs and as a result these water levels have also been reduced until repairs have can be made.
The path to lake level restoration will be long and involved. Following are updates as released by the Four Lakes Task Force.