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Posted 10/5/2011

Release no. 100511-02


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Lynn Duerod
313-226-4680

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, recently awarded a contract for dredging of navigational channels in Lake St. Clair.

The Corps awarded an $879,200 contract to a small business, Ryba Marine Construction Co. of Cheboygan, Mich., to complete the job by Nov. 15. The firm will dredge 63,000 cubic yards of shoaled material and deposit it at the Dickinson Island Confined Disposal Facility located in northeastern Lake St. Clair, Clay Township, Mich.

“Maintaining Lake St. Clair’s shipping channels is essential to keeping marine commerce moving in the Great Lakes,” said Lt. Col. Michael Derosier, district engineer. "The Corps of Engineers is committed to fulfilling its role in facilitating navigation, which is a reliable, low-cost, fuel efficient, and low-emission mode of transportation that energizes the economy and strengthens our nation.”

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, maintains a navigation system that includes 94 harbors and the Great Lakes Connecting Channels that join lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie.

For more details, contact Lynn Duerod, public affairs officer, 313-226-4680, or Mollie Mahoney, project manager, 313-226-2033.