The cities of Whitehall and Montague are hoping to get financial help in making the Whitehall Municipal Marina and the boat launch accessible amidst record low water levels. Pictured here is the Whitehall Marina, with the boat launch in the background.
The neighboring cities of Whitehall and Montague are hoping to get financial help in providing full access to their boating facilities on White Lake in the face of record low water levels in the Great Lakes and connecting waters
Whitehall operates the Whitehall Municipal Marina and Montague operates a public boat launch on White Lake which is connected to Lake Michigan through the White Lake Channel. Both are Michigan Waterways Commission facilities.
To help local communities which have harbors of refuge, recreational boating harbors, marinas and boat launches, the Michigan State Waterways Commission has adopted an emergency dredging plan that will provide zero-match grant funding opportunities.’
That could be welcome news for the cities.
The cost of making the Whitehall Municipal Marina accessible to recreational boats could be $225,000, according Whitehall City Manager Scott Huebler.
“The city’s engineers Prein and Newhof have reviewed the water depths at the marina, and how much soils would need to be dredged,” he said.
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