How to give old ponds new life with pond sedimentation dredging
There’s an old saying in our business. You can build a lake and enjoy it for generations, but eventually, sedimentation will fill the basin and return the site to its original state–a tract of land.
As water drains across the watershed, it washes tons of soil into the lake bed. Each year, the upper-end slowly becomes more and more shallow. Before you know it, large areas are affected. The reservoir gradually loses important water capacity. Vegetation and silt rob the once proud pond of productivity.
To maintain the lake’s value, it must be dredged. We teamed-up 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. 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.