In the Blue Water Area, we know Spring is here when dredging of the Black River Canal begins. According to the Department of Public works, dredging began Wednesday, April 17, and will continue, weather permitting through the end of the month. The dredged sand has been permitted to be placed in Lake Huron from Holland Beach South. The placing of the sand will take place approximately April 22, 2019 to April 30, according to the department. The contractor will be utilizing Gratiot to LaSalle, Conger to Holland. There will be intermittent slowed, and stop and go traffic in these areas. Authorities are encouraging the public to not park on those streets during this time frame. They say if you have any questions regarding the dredging you may contact the Department of Public Works 810 984-9730.