SH faces huge costs from high water

The docks at North Side Marina in South Haven's harbor are shown under water following a storm that blew 40-50 mile-an-hour winds across Lake Michigan and into the Black River channel last October. A study by a consultant says the damage from ongoing erosion and periodic flooding could cost the city between $8 million-$16 million.

SOUTH HAVEN — High water levels on Lake Michigan and the Black River could end up costing the city of South Haven millions of dollars.

A study released last week indicates the city could end up with a price tag of anywhere from $8 million to $16 million to fix the damage to beaches, municipal marinas, roadways and infrastructure from flooding and erosion.