Several southwest Michigan harbors will be dredged and repaired using money from Hurricane Sandy recovery funds. Senator Carl Levin has secured a commitment from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to send $19 million of that money to the Great Lakes. The first $5.2 million will be spent on 10 Great Lakes harbors, including six in West Michigan. Those are New Buffalo, Holland, Muskegon, Saugatuck, South Haven and St. Joseph. Congress approved emergency funding for Sandy recovery efforts in January, with most of the focus on the East Coast. Levin and other Great Lakes senators wrote to Army Corps officials to make it clear that there was also quite a bit of damage done from the huge waves the storm churned up on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
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