Great Lakes water levels

7:27 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Harbor towns anxious to begin dredging

Three dredging projects have been completed, 11 are underway and another 45 are planning stages
Russell Dzuba is in a race against time this summer. Call it the race before the race. As harbormaster for the lakeside town of Leland, he is struggling to get his marina ready to host boaters next month during the 105th Race to Mackinac.
9:03 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Shipping suffers because of lower Great Lakes water levels

Spring rains have helped but Lakes Michigan and Huron remain below average levels
Aboard the Dorothy Ann, in Lake Erie near Fairport Harbor, Ohio - As Capt. Jeremy R. Mock steered this 711-foot combination of tug and barge toward a harbor berth, a screen of red numbers indicated the decreasing depth of water under the vessel: 6 feet, 3.6 feet, 2 feet.
7:23 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Michigan lawmakers push federal government for aid to Great Lakes

Representatives hope to speed up backlog of dredging projects in Great Lakes
Washington - A trio of Michigan lawmakers introduced federal legislation Thursday aimed at securing long-awaited funding for Great Lakes dredging and harbor maintenance projects. U.S. Reps. Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township; Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls; and Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, partnered on the Great Lakes Navigation System Sustainability Act designed to treat the Great Lakes as one unit for budgeting purposes to ensure their harbors receive adequate funding.
1:19 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Spring rains delay dredging projects

Grand Haven channel one of many scheduled for dredging
The deluge of rain last month didn't just flood local roads, homes and basements, it also messed up the dredging schedule for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Grand Haven. "They've tried to get here all spring," Corps of Engineers Area Engineer Tom O'Bryan said. "We're very glad they're finally on board."
1:48 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Record rainfall means increase in Lake Michigan water levels, but how much is unknown

Lake Michigan is in 14th year of below record levels
The record-setting rainfall is making its way into Lake Michigan and will give a bump to the water levels this spring - there's no doubt about that. Whether it has a long-term effect on the low levels or is just a drop in the Great Lakes bucket, that is still clear as mud.