Michigan harbor dredging

7:22 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Dredging Scheduled for Saint Joseph Harbor

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Commercial shipping on the harbor has been hampered in recent years
ST. JOSEPH - The Army Corps of Engineers' allocation of $1.5 million to dredge the St. Joseph River Harbor this year should mean smooth sailing for commercial shippers, officials said.
7:23 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Michigan lawmakers push federal government for aid to Great Lakes

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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

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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."
6:44 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Low lake levels could mean loss of millions for coastal communities

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South Haven harbormaster is among those that expect lost revenue because of record low water levels in Great Lakes
Michigan's coastal communities could lose millions of dollars this year, after water levels in Lakes Michigan and Huron hit record lows over the winter. Whether via slip fees, shipping, commercial fishing, licenses, real estate or tourism, the state's $7-billion boating economy, which includes about 800,000 licensed boats and about 500,000 jobs, is bracing to take hits.
6:30 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Michigan Senate committee approves Great Lakes dredging for grant money

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Lawmakers want to change policy which has kept grant funding from Natural Resources Trust Fund from being used for dredging.
LANSING -- Great Lakes dredging would become a suitable project for the state Natural Resources Trust Fund to consider when passing out annual grants, according to legislation passed Thursday by the state Senate Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Committee.

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