The superstructure of the Hamilton Dam and the Fabri Dam have been removed thanks to a $3,000,000 grant from the MDNR’s Dam Management grant. The concrete weir at the site of the Hamilton Dam will remain in place until the next phase of in-river restoration is complete. There are buoys placed directly upstream of the weir to warn paddlers that it is not safe to passage over the weir. Please plan to portage around the weir if you are planning a paddling trip.
River restoration activities will greatly improve access to and from the Flint River, fish and aquatic habitat, hydrology, connectivity, material recruitment and movement, geomorphology and water quality of the Flint River. Plans for in-river restoration are still in process and will begin in 2018-2019.
Work in Riverbank Park will coincide with in-river restoration. Genesee County Parks is working with the City of Flint and Communities First to host community charrettes to have the community guide the design for improvements. Click here to learn more.