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Midland County, MI GIS and Esri’s Community Maps Program Respond to Flood Event (Esri)

In May of 2020 Midland County, Michigan received significant rainfall that led to two dam failures resulting in the drainage of Sanford and Wixom Lakes – a major flood event. In the months that followed, the Midland County GIS Department realized that these two lakes were now one river system. Moreover, they were faced with the reality that their basemaps were no longer accurate, making recovery and further mitigation efforts a daunting challenge for the county and its residents. View the map gallery below to see the resulting damage.

Midland County, MI GIS and Esri’s Community Maps Program Respond to Flood Event