$21 Million Approved for Emergency Dredging in Michigan

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Great Lakes Radio News UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)The Michigan Legislature Thursday gave final approval to a bill that spends $21 million for emergency dredging in at least 49 harbors and bays where water levels are hampering ships and recreation watercrafts because water levels are at record lows.

The measure was approved overwhelmingly by both the House and Senate.  About $11.5 million will come from the state’s general fund, and the rest will come from the Michigan Waterways Commission Trust Fund, which usually pays for marine infrastructure improvements.

Governor Rick Snyder is expected to sign the legislation.

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