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Dredge Up Old Memories

Have you tried taking kids swimming in the family farm pond you played in growing-up, but found it too shallow?  Got a swampy spot around your home that’s an eyesore?  Restore them to productive resources with–dredging.

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Backyard bog

As water drains across a watershed, it washes soil into the lake bed. Before you know it, large amounts accumulate.  Year after year, the lake becomes more and more shallow.  The reservoir gradually loses important water capacity.  Vegetation and silt rob the once proud pond of productivity.  If not renovated, small ponds and lakes ultimately fill with sediment and dry up.

To maintain the lake’s value, consider dredging.  We work with a firm who can restore your pond to like new.  The process uses geo-textile tubes to contain sediment removal.  Silt, decaying leaves, aquatic vegetation, and other material is pumped into the tube.  Water filters through the tube’s weaved fabric and returns to the pond.  Solids are retained in the tube.  When dry, the tube is cut open.  Contents are trucked-away or spread on-site.  In many cases, sediment contains rich, organic nutrients and makes excellent top soil.

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Dredge extracts silt

This efficient process:

  • Is completed without draining the pond.
  • Restores original water capacity.
  • Does not disrupt the area.
  • Limits disturbance to surrounding landscape.
  • Has minimal affect on aquatic life.

Contact us for a quote.  Evaluation includes probing sediment to determine average depth, quantifying material to be removed, and collecting sediment samples for testing.

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