The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has awarded a $1,933,500 contract for dredging at Duluth-Superior Harbor in western Lake Superior on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border to a firm from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Roen Salvage Company was chosen to dredge approximately 150,000 cubic yards of material from the harbor and deposit the dredged material at the 40th Avenue West placement site, a shallow cove on the Duluth side of the harbor.

Dredging means to clean out the bed of a harbor, river, or other area of water by scooping out mud, weeds, and rubbish with a dredge.  This specific project is scheduled to begin in August and will be complete by mid-November

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, maintains a navigation system of 91 harbors and four connecting channels, including the channels joining lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, St. Clair and Erie.

You can follow the link below to get more information relating to the Duluth-Superior Harbor.