Dingell Calls on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Independent Study on Continued Flooding in Michigan
Washington, June 28, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers calling for an independent, third-party study of the Western Wayne and Washtenaw County communities plagued by endless flooding events, including this week’s recent devastating floods.
Rep. Dingell wrote, “Over the weekend, cities across the 12th Congressional District and Southeast Michigan experienced heavy rainfall from Ann Arbor to Dearborn and beyond that has led to severe flooding and massive power outages. This area has seen numerous serious flood events over the years, but this may be one of the worst. On behalf of my constituents, as well as our local and state officials responding to this emergency, this letter requests the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to immediately conduct an independent, third-party study of the Western Wayne and Washtenaw County communities plagued by these endless flooding events and provide specific resiliency recommendations to Congress, as well as our communities.
“In the coming days and weeks ahead, I will be working closely with these communities to make similar requests to investigate this enduring issue. It is my understanding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has current authorities under the Flood Plain Management Services Program, as well as other possible authorities, to conduct a study of this kind and work with a local non-federal sponsor.”
To view the full letter, please click here.