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Crews Work to Find Cause of Brown Bridge Dam Flood

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Crews are working to assess the damage and come up with a plan to move forward, after a failure in the Brown Bridge Dam project Saturday.

It was a process that was supposed to take three weeks, slowly draining a pond.

But with the breach, it took only a few hours.

The Boardman pond rushed into the Boardman River in Grand Traverse County Saturday, forcing people who live in the River Valley to leave their homes.

Crews used concrete debris to stabilize the water flow, but much of the water in the pond had already rushed out.

Today, that pond is nearly dry, while several homes are not, and many people are wondering how this happened.

9&10's Vanessa Fayz has more on the plans, and the damages.