Several Michigan Harbors Scheduled for Dredging

Posted at: 03/07/2013 9:51 AM

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A number of Great Lakes harbors in West Michigan will be dredged this year as they face record-low water levels in the region.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it has contracted with King Co. of Holland to perform more than $1 million in annual maintenance dredging of commercial harbors in Muskegon, Grand Haven and Holland.

The Muskegon and Grand Haven projects are to begin in April. The Holland project is to being in early May. Dredging also is planned in Manistee.

Other dredging projects are expected. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports dredging of two South Haven marinas is set to begin in April. The South Haven City Council approved a bid Monday for the project. That works is expected to be completed by early May.

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