Posted on March 17, 2023
DETROIT – Fourteen Michigan harbors would be dredged under President Joe Biden’s proposed budget that allocates more than $157 million for Great Lakes operations and maintenance, officials said.
The funds would go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District, which operates and maintains and operates 81 navigational projects on lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Superior and St. Clair.
Funding would be used for dredging at the following Michigan locations:
- Alpena Harbor: $1.66 million
- Black River, Port Huron: $1.12 million
- Channels In Lake St. Clair: $2.46 million
- Detroit River: $8.8 million
- Grand Haven Harbor & Grand River: $1.02 million
- Holland Harbor: $1.55 million
- Keweenaw Waterway: $1.91 million
- Monroe Harbor: $2.86 million
- Presque Isle Harbor: $1.08 million
- Rouge River: $1.83 million
- Saginaw River: $4.14 million
- St. Clair River: $7.31 million
- St. Joseph Harbor: $1.02 million
- St. Marys River, Soo Locks: $107.7 million (This funding is related to the new lock at the Soo Locks.)
Other key Michigan projects under this allocation would be at Inland Rout ($55,000), Manistique Harbor ($308,000), Marquette Harbor ($256,000) and Sebewaing River ($68,000), according to the Army Corps of Engineers.
“These are critical projects within the Great Lakes Navigation System which provide a significant economic benefit to the Nation,” according to the the Army Corps of Engineers.