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Residents Still Feel Questions Are Unanswered, 2 Months After Dam Breach

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It's been two months since the Brown Bridge Dam breach, and many who live in the Boardman Valley feel their questions are unanswered.

This, while the city faces a violation notice from the Department of Environmental Quality.

The dewatering process to remove the Brown Bridge Dam failed on October 6th, draining the pond it held back, and flooding the river valley, including several homes.

The DEQ violation says the breach in the dam polluted the Boardman River.

The city will have to assess the damage done and come up with a plan to fix it.

Once the report is returned to the DEQ, they'll review it and decide whether or not it's adequate enough.

The city has requested an extension in filing a report.

The DEQ says there is the possibility of fines and penalties against the city.

Meanwhile, many residents of Grand Traverse County feel that they are not getting the answers they're looking for.

9&10's Vanessa Fayz is live in the Traverse City newsroom with more details.