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Overhead view of destroyed Edenville Dam and empty Wixom Lake

Clinton Snider

This drone video was shot Friday May 22, 2020  at 7 p.m.

It was three days after the Edenville Dam collapsed due to high water.

The video starts from the Krieger property heading northeast upstream along the Tittabawassee River toward Edenville Dam.

This is the direct path the water took when the dam broke.

The river used to meander its way from the spillway.

On the fly-over you can see a muddy peninsula with tree stumps and debris that were forested just days before. The camera turns at the point where the dam broke to show what once was Wixom Lake.

The water that is still flowing is the meeting of the Tittabawassee and Tobacco rivers. The video half circles the spillway and then returns to the starting point, moving in the direction the flood waters took.

Vincent Duffy has been news director at Michigan Public since May 2007.