Webber Dam

Ionia County commissioners request economic impact study on dam decommissioning

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The Ionia County Board of Commissioners is joining with at least one other county to request more information about plans by Consumers Energy to decommission multiple dams throughout Michigan.

Commissioners voted 5-0 on Tuesday (with Ally Cook and Georgia Sharp both absent) to approve a resolution requesting an economic impact study on the decommissioning of 13 dams that are owned and operated by Consumers Energy. Eleven of those dams are in West Michigan, including Webber Dam on the Grand River in Lyons.