Ludington marina may get dredged

February 12, 2013

Ludington Municipal Marina will receive $20,000 towards dredging if a plan by Gov. Rick Snyder is approved.

A plan to dredge Michigan harbors, due to decreasing Great Lakes water levels, would rely on $21 million as proposed by Snyder in his budget plan announced last week, Mlive.com reported. The Legislature would have to approve a supplemental funding request and some financial transfers before the money could be allocated and spent.

The emergency dredging plan from the Michigan State Waterways Commission was announced last week. Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are at record lows.

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

The state surveyed 83 public recreational boating harbors in December and January to come up with the targeted dredging list. The plan allows for grants for harbors, marinas and boat launches.

The 49 locations identified for the emergency dredging plan and total estimated costs, according to a list provided Monday by the Department of Natural Resources:

• Alpena Small Boat Harbor – $805,000
• Arcadia Township/Veterans Memorial Marina – $133,000
• Bay City/Liberty Harbor Marina – $77,800
• Big Bay Harbor of Refuge (Marquette County) – $665,000
• Boyne City/Grant Moore Marina – $105,000
• Burt Township/Grand Marais Marina – $525,000
• Caseville Municipal Harbor – $630,000
• Clark Township/Cedarville Harbor – $56,000
• Clark Township/Hessel Marina – $77,000
• Cheboygan County Marina – $612,500
• Cheboygan City Municipal Marina – $3,150
• East Jordan City Marina – $420,000
• Elk Rapids/Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor – $420,000
• Escanaba Municipal Marina – $262,500
• Frankfort Municipal Marina – $2.24 million
• Garfield Township/Naubinway Marina – $315,000
• Grand Haven Marina (Harbor Island BAS) – $180,000
• Grand Traverse Bay Marina – $77,770
• Harbor Beach Municipal Marina – $700,000
• Harbor Springs Municipal Marina – $700,000
• Harrisville Harbor of Refuge – $280,000
• Lake Erie Metropark Marina – $210,000
• Lake St. Clair/Metrobeach Metropark Marina – $549,500
• Leland Township Harbor – $420,000
• Ludington Municipal Marina – $20,000
• Mackinaw City Municipal Marina – $150,000
• Manistee Municipal Marina – $23,450
• Manistique Municipal Marina – $194,400
• Menominee Marina – $2.1 million
• Munising Bayshore Marina – $350,000
• Muskegon/Hartshorn Municipal Marina – $175,000
• New Buffalo Municipal Marina – $1 million
• Northport/G. Marsten Dame Marina – $87,500
• Pentwater Municipal Marina – $16,205
• Petoskey City Marina – $49,000
• Port Huron/River Street Marina – $71,995
• Port Huron/Fort Street Marina – $71,995
• Port Sanilac Municipal Harbor of Refuge – $280,000
• Rogers City Marina – $227,500
• South Haven Municipal Marina – $436,050
• St. James Township/Beaver Island Marina – $1 million
• St. Joseph/West Basin Marina – $105,000
• Whitehall/White Lake Municipal Marina – $182,000
• Cedar River State Harbor – $1.4 million
• Lac La Belle State Harbor – $70,000
• Lexington State Harbor – $1.05 million
• Little Lake State Harbor – $630,000
• Port Austin State Harbor – $700,000
• William G. Milliken State Harbor (Detroit) – $4,200

About $11.5 million for the projects would come from the state’s general fund with the remainder coming from money within the waterways maintenance and support system, money that might otherwise go to maintaining breakwalls or docks.

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