Village of Barryton

PO Box 31

94 Angel Ave

Fax: 989-382-5149

Office: 989-382-7822



December 05, 2017


Two years ago, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality inspected the Barryton Dam. Numerous deficiencies were identified, and the dam has a “significant hazard potential rating.” Last year the Village had engineers examine the dam and had estimates prepared to correct the problems identified.  There are probably no grant funds available to make the repairs required.

But there likely would be funds to modify or remove the dam.


The Village may be subject to personal injury and property damage claims if the dam fails.


Before the Council proceeds with further analysis, and understanding that community funds will be necessary to correct the dam’s defects, we want to know if the residents want to retain the dam and the Barryton Pond.



Please give us your opinion.




Yes, keep the dam______


No, proceed with removal of the dam_________