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Storms contribute to debris in Michigan waterways

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A massive pile of debris has clogged part of the Saginaw River following recent storms that brought flooding to Michigan.

The Bay City Times reports the collection of tree limbs, brush, marsh vegetation and garbage was seen this week near the Bay City marina. Some other waterfront areas in Michigan also are dealing with similar reports of debris.

The U.S. Coast Guard says it's common for debris such as trees, brush and garbage to wash up in the spring. Officials say it's up to individual marinas and communities to clean up the mess or wait for it to be carried downriver.

Storms moving across the Midwest last week, coupled with melting snow, brought flooding to parts of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

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