Army Corps raises Mich. harbor funding by $6.9M

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a $6.9 million increase in funding for dredging, maintenance and other water projects in Michigan.
AP Wire
Feb 8, 2012


The Michigan Democrat said Tuesday that the corps increased allocations for six Michigan projects after he pressed officials last month. He said the work is needed to keep waterways open and preserve jobs.

Levin said the corps is increasing funding for work on the St. Marys River near Sault Ste. Marie by $2.8 million. Other increases are $2.1 million for the Saginaw River, $700,000 for St. Joseph Harbor, $591,000 for Holland Harbor, $500,000 for Manistee Harbor and $225,000 for Genesee County wastewater treatment.
Levin said Army Undersecretary Joseph Westphal notified him of the increases.


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