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Friday, 22 February 2013 14:39

Representative Muxlow supports emergency dredging plan along Lake Huron

(AREA) -- State Representative Paul Muxlow says he supports the Michigan Department of Natural Resources 2013 Emergency Dredging Plan, which includes more than $1.5 million of funding for Blue Water and Huron lakeshore harbors. The plan includes a proposal of Grants-in-Aid of $71,995 each for the Port Huron River Street and Fort Street marinas, and $280,000 for the Port Sanilac Municipal Harbor. The Lexington State Harbor is targeted to receive $1.05 million from the state through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Representative Muxlow stressed that our Pure Michigan lakeshore communities are facing record-low water levels this year and it's crucial that this plan gets approved. The DNR's plan requests that the money be appropriated from the Waterways Fund and a portion from the general fund. They are also looking to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the federal government to give supplemental funding.