Proposed draw down for Sanford, Wixom, Smallwood and Secord Lakes.

Here is what we know:
FERC is requiring that all spillways be inspected. In order to conduct inspections the water levels must be lowered 4 ft. below minimum operating level prescribed in the FERC license. 
In order to accomplish this lower level, Boyce has proposed to lower the 4 lakes approximately 8″ per 24hr. period commencing Sept. 20th in order to have spillway slabs exposed for inspection commencing on October 1st.

Reservoirs should start to be refilled around October 5th as quickly as inflow will permit, but not to exceed 9″ of water per 24 hr. period. This will continue until reservoirs return to their normal levels. This is all very dependent on weather.

Here is what we recommend:
Call us to schedule your pullout as soon as possible. 989-689-4555 Please keep in mind that if you use a barge service for your dock and hoist removals, they will need enough time after your boat is out to pull your equipment.




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