dam safety

Rick Pluta
Michigan Public Radio Network / mprn.org

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the final two bills of the new state budget. We have more from Rick Pluta.

Evan Pratt
Washtenaw County / washtenaw.org

Maintaining dams became part of the national conversation again when two collapsed in mid-Michigan this year and caused severe flooding.  The state of Michigan has now established a new commission on dam safety, and Washtenaw County's water resources commissioner has been appointed as an inaugural member.  Evan Pratt discussed his new role and the local and statewide implications with WEMU's David Fair on this week's "Issues of the Environment."