Emergency Harbor Dredging Fund
The Emergency Harbor Dredging Fund (EHDF) was created to provide money for the dredging of the Federal Navigation Channel of New Buffalo Harbor, on an emergency basis and not to supplant the regular maintenance dredging performed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (per City Ordinances, Chapter 7, Harbor, Article III, Emergency Harbor Dredging Fund.)
|Year||Cu Yd||Cost ($)||Fund Source||Contractor|
|2012||6,248||164,511||Pokagon Fund, City EHDF||Donkersloot|
|2008||7,135||195,601||U.S. Congress||MCM Marine|
Information for 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2010 (years when Congress funded dredging) is from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fact sheet for New Buffalo dredging. Information from other years is from City sources. More information on New Buffalo Harbor can be found on the USACE New Buffalo Harbor Project webpage.
Up-river from the Federal Navigation Channel
The river from the City Boat Launch to the Whittaker Street Bridge is called the Launch Access Channel. This area is immediately up-river from the Federal Navigation Channel. In 2013, this area was dredged thanks to a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Waterways Grant of $322,349.70. In a public-private partnership, Harbor Pointe Shores also dredged their boat slip part of the river for an additional $129,217.51. Between the grant funded work, private work, and non-grant funded work the whole project costed $464,012.24. The public-private partnership saved public funding by over $20,000 through sharing fixed costs such as mobilization and the spoils site flat fee.