Park Rangers investigate illegal diversion of northern Michigan river

Illegally diverted Platte River in Empire, Michigan
Posted at 3:23 PM, Aug 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-29 16:48:27-04

EMPIRE, Mich. — Park Rangers at Sleeping Bear Dunes are investigating the illegal diversion of a northern Michigan river earlier this month.

The National Park Service says the Platte River was diverted sometime between Aug. 14 and Aug. 15.

Witnesses are asked to connect with investigators anonymously by calling or texting 888-653-0009.

Tips can also be submitted online or by email at

UPDATE: Charges filed against Frankfort man for illegal diversion of Platte River

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