Many times creeks and rivers that flow into your lake from the surrounding watershed will bring a harmful sediment load that is deposited into your back coves. Over the years, this sediment buildup can greatly reduce the depth of the cove, thus reducing boat accessibility, aquatic life, and property values. With proper permitting and approval we can remove this unwanted sediment and help restore a lake to it’s original banks, inprove navigation, and allow access to your dock. Our sediment removal system is developed to perform jobs inaccessible to other equipment. Our equipment can access retention ponds, sediment lagoons, home association lakes, marinas, slips, private ponds, private lakes, entrance channels, boat basins, coves, slips for marinas and a variety of other tasks.
Sediment basins and rock dams can be used to capture sediment from storm water runoff before it enters a lake. Rock dam sediment basins are similar to sediment collection basins with earthen embankments. These damming structures are constructed of riprap and gravel. They release storm water runoff from the settling pool gradually through the spaces between the riprap. Both structures allow a pool to form in an excavated, natural depression, or at the shallow headwaters of a lake, where sediment can settle out.
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