LORAIN — The Lorain harbor will receive $443,000 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2011 budget to be spent on dredging the harbor, according to Sen. Sherrod Brown.
Dredging is removing the mud and debris that fills up the bottom and sides of the river and is done about every two years, according to Port Authority Director Richard Novak.
Without the dredging larger ships cannot access the waterfront businesses, such as the steel mills.
“For Lorain to receive this money, because of the lack of funding, is huge,” Novak said.
Novak noted that many harbors will go without being dredged this year because of the lack of money.
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