Harbor dredging

9:14 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

State House approves funding for emergency dredging

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Dredging needed because of record-low water levels in Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes
LANSING -- The state House of Representatives voted 107-3 Wednesday to provide $20.9 million for emergency dredging in 49 harbors and bays in the Great Lakes. The bill also appropriated $23 million for 76 projects paid for by the Natural Resources Trust Fund.
11:24 am
Wed March 13, 2013

House committee approves money for emergency harbor dredging

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Historically low lake levels have made dredging necessary in many harbors
LANSING - Emergency dredging in the Great Lakes moved a step closer to reality Wednesday when the House Appropriations committee approved spending $20.9 million to clear 49 bays and harbors.
6:37 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Low lake levels lead to scramble for money to dredge harbors

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Water levels at or near historic lows threatens shipping industry and tourism.
So much of Pentwater's well-being hinges on the channel - the 2,500-foot-long entryway from Lake Michigan to the harbor. The channel brings in boats. The boats bring in visitors. The visitors bring in money. And the money sustains the village's shops, restaurants and vacation rental business.
6:31 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Funding could be issue in dredging Saint Joseph River

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Plan calls for slip owners to pay $160 to $180 a year. Assessments require approval by local governments.
ST. JOSEPH - Plans are taking shape to dredge a stretch of the St. Joseph River and improve navigation conditions for recreational boaters.

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