GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—Grand Haven’s harbor is getting some more TLC from the Army Corps of Engineers.
The Army Corps this week announced it will distribute $25 million for Great Lakes maintenance and cleanup projects, including dredging. A portion of the funding will go to additional dredging in Grand Haven’s inner harbor.
The funding announcement came after a letter from Great Lakes senators, encouraging the Army Corps of Engineers to allocate more funding to harbor maintenance from the $200 million in national funding for the 2014 fiscal year.
“The failure to provide adequate funds for harbor dredging has created a crisis in which many Great Lakes harbors are becoming so choked with silt that they are increasingly unusable,” said Sen. Carl Levin. “This funding will provide assistance to harbors across the Great Lakes region, including several of the most severely impacted harbors in Michigan.”