PENTWATER, Mich. (WZZM) - A community in Oceana county is pulling together to help make sure their harbor is deep enough for large power and sail boats.
Pentwater Village Manager Jim Miller says water currents have caused sand and sediment to collect at the harbor entrance where the water is only eight feet deep. This year federal dollars aren't available to pay for dredging.
Community members, business owners and the village council are trying to raise $60,000 to dredge the harbor mouth to 12 feet deep, but there's already concern if the community foots the bill this year, what might happen if federal funds don't return in the future.
Protect Pentwater Harbor will hold a day of fundraising activities June 23rd at the yacht club. Dredging is expected to start July 1st.