The City of Algoma is looking into reconfiguring its marina after having to dredge it every year for the past five years. City Administrator Tom Reynolds says the city had hoped a major dredging project in 2010 would keep the marina clean for a few years.
The city completed another major dredging project in January and is looking forward to a great boating season, but Reynolds says they’d like to find a better solution. Currently, the Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a study to find out where the sediment is coming from.
The study is expected to be completed in April, at which point the city council will begin making plans to improve the marina. Reynolds says the Ahnapee River and Great Lakes water levels are at their lowest point since the 1960s.