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Posted 4/19/2011

Release no. 041911-02

Lynn Duerod

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awarded a contract for dredging Ludington Harbor, Mich., on Lake Michigan.

King Co. of Holland, Mich., awarded a $226,150 contract to dredge 31,000 cubic yards of sand, silt and organic shoal material from the harbor, will place it at an on-shore disposal site south of the south breakwater.

“Ludington Harbor is vital to the region’s economic health,” said Lt. Col. Michael Derosier, district engineer. “The Corps of Engineers is committed to keeping the harbor’s navigation channel dredged to authorized depth, which facilitates the commercial shipping that is so important to local commerce, jobs and the regional economy.”

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, please contact Lynn Duerod, public affairs officer, 313-226-4680, or Crystal Kelley, project manager, 313-226-3639.