Smallwood Lake Dam Overflows After Edenville Dam Failure

Floodwater unleashed by two dam failures in Midland County, Michigan, on May 19, overflowed the nearby Smallwood lake dam.

Drone footage shows brown water rushing through the Smallwood dam, as a bulldozer pushes rocks into the water to stem the flow.

Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Midland County on Tuesday and encouraged residents to evacuate or relocate to local shelters.

“This is unlike anything we’ve seen in Midland County. If you have a family member or loved one who lives in another part of the state, go there now,” Whitmer said in a press release.

Local media reported that about 10,000 residents in the region have been evacuated. Credit: Robert J Harrison via Storyful