Dam Coming Back to Blanchard Mill Pond

The Blanchard Mill Pond in Isabella County is cleared to refill.

A dam broke in October, draining the pond and leaving it dry.

After months of discussions and inspections, the DEQ has given Rolland Township permission to rebuild the dam and fill in the mill pond.

The mill pond has been a part of the community for more than 130 years and people who live there are excited to have it back after so long.