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Great Lakes Dredging

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From a newspaper in Sebawaing.

"Also during the meeting Monday, Heider announced that Sebewaing has been moved up to the first tier for state funding to have the Sebewaing River dredged. Last month, Heider said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) informed him Sebewaing was on the second round list for funding.

“This is a big step for us,” Heider said.

When asked how Sebewaing was able to get moved up to the first funding tier, Heider said, “I just talked to the right people.”

However, it’s uncertain at this time how much money Sebewaing would receive. The funding would come from the emergency dredging plan developed by the Michigan State Waterways Commission. The plan comes as water levels have dropped in the Great Lakes. Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are at record lows. Gov. Rick Snyder called for $21 million for emergency dredging in his budget plan.

Port Austin, Harbor Beach and Caseville harbors are scheduled to receive funding from the emergency dredging plan. Port Austin and Harbor Beach are slated to receive $700,000 each, while Caseville is scheduled to receive $630,000, as previously reported in the Huron Daily Tribune.

The dredging program would involve the removal of accumulated sediments at the bottom of waterways to maintain adequate depth for shipping and boating."


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