New wave of funding slated for harbor dredging
Three of Michigan's Great Lakes harbors are being added to a list of those that will be dredged this year with money allocated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The Corps' Detroit district office says it's getting $17.8 million from a pot of money that Congress recently approved for high-priority water projects. It's part of a $46.5 million boost for the entire Great Lakes region.
Harbors that were newly chosen for dredging include Cheboygan, Leland and St. Joseph, as well as the Black River at Port Huron.
Additionally, more money was set aside for dredging projects already planned at Grand Haven, Monroe and Saginaw.
The money also will fund repair, replacement or construction projects on the Detroit River and the Soo Locks on the St. Marys River.