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Sediment Removal Almost Complete at Lake Thoreau

by RestonNow.com July 3, 2018 at 1:30 pm 1 Comment

Maintenance work to clear sediment and debris caught in the channels of Lake Thoreau could be complete this month.

Lake dredging began in early April and was delayed after a recent failure of dredging equipment. Reston Association anticipates the part that malfunctioned will be delivered and installed soon. Once the cove is dredged, RA’s contractor, Lake Services, Inc., will clean up the staging area next to the Lake Thoreau dam.

Dredging helps maintain the depth of channels and reduces the exposure of fish, wildlife and people to contaminants, according to the National Ocean Service.

RA expects to remove about 848,290 liquid gallons or 4,200 cubic yards worth of material. The project was initially expected to be complete by the end of June. 

Photo by vantagehill

  • Guest

    Well, I suppose we should all be glad that the all-important shipping channels in Lake Thoreau are being cleared. If Trump should relent on his tariffs on imported merchandise, the international shipping community will no doubt flock to the money making opportunities to be had here on Reston’s lakes. Winning!

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