EAST BAY TOWNSHIP, Michigan — Some property owners hit by flooding last year during a dam removal project in Michigan's northwestern Lower Peninsula are suing.
The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/16LFMiK ) the lawsuit filed Friday says their property values dropped due to the Boardman River flooding.
The suit names the Boardman River Dams Settlement Agreement Implementation Team and others as defendants. Chuck Lombardo, spokesman for the team, says "the matter has been referred to the attorneys and insurance carriers of the parties involved."
The Oct. 6 flood happened during a span of hours in what was supposed to be a slow draining of the Brown Bridge Dam in Grand Traverse County's East Bay Township. The dam removal project is part of a broader effort to return the Boardman River to a more natural state.
Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle, http://www.record-eagle.com