Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)

Press Release from Feb. 10, 2020

by Nick Assendelft, EGLE Public Information Officer

High water summit identifies resources, needs in response to growing statewide issue

Town halls planned across Michigan to engage, inform residents

State, federal, and local officials pledged today at the first Michigan High Water Coordinating Summit to collaborate closely and share resources in responding to public health and safety challenges created by Michigan’s near-record high water levels.

Participants in today’s summit — convened by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — agreed to form an ad hoc Michigan High Water Action Team. The multi-agency consortium will collaborate to:

  • Identify available assets that can be marshaled in response to high water incidents.
  • Coordinate communications across agencies and levels of government to ensure residents receive information in a timely, accurate, and consistent fashion.

Town hall meetings are to be scheduled around the state this spring to inform residents about the impacts of high water levels and the state government’s response. Details on these events will be available in the coming weeks.

For the full article including a list of participating organizations, click here.

To contact the author: AssendelftN@Michigan.gov, 517-388-3135

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