Review, work planned to deal with sinkholes at Goodrich dam

The Flint-area community of Goodrich has approved a review to help deal with sinkholes that are increasing in size at a 100-year-old dam.

Officials approved the review by Midland-based Gerace Construction that's expected to cost more than $40,000. An engineering business, Wade Trim, is working on a plan to deal with the problem.

Wade Trim project engineer Jason Kenyon says work will include "exploratory excavation" and some dam repairs.

Wade Trim will help Goodrich get a permit for work from the state's Department of Environmental Quality.

In 2012, a DEQ report gave the dam a "significant potential hazard" rating. The report found no structural deficiencies Holes previously were patched along the spillway and embankment of the dam, which originally was used for hydroelectric power.

Watch NBC25's original report on the sinkholes at the dam in the video player above.