Corunna Dam To Be Removed Because No One Is Willing To Finance Repairs
A waterfall that has been part of downtown Corunna's charm since the 1840s is about to be removed because it will be cheaper to remove it than repair it. The dam was deemed a significant hazard by the state back in 2009 and the city was told to fix it or get rid of it.
The city has tried seemingly endlessly to find a way to raise the money to repair it and save this piece of cherished Corunna history, but has been unsuccessful. Now the DNR has given the city a grant of more than $300,000 to remove it. The DNR and other agencies would prefer to see the dam removed rather than repaired or replaced, citing optimized fish passage upstream and recreational opportunities for small boats like kayaks and canoes.