The Berrien Springs dam is shown on Thursday. Built in 1908, it is one of the oldest dams in the state. However, county officials say the structure is routinely inspected and maintained and is in good working order.

The dams operated by Indiana Michigan Power in Southwest Michigan don’t pose the same danger of flooding, like what occurred in Midland this week, say Berrien County officials.

With the failure of a Midland-area dam that flooded parts of that region and forced thousands of residents to evacuate their homes, other dams throughout the state have been getting a second look.

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