The Dredgit crew was able to dredge and haul all week, removing approximately 850 cubic yards of lake sediments. This material is being sent to the Lexington facility for reuse in their compost operations. The daily truckloads have been about 8 – 10 trips.
The dredge barge is working in the easterly portion of the lake, crossing back and forth in 6-foot wide strips in a cross-section is marked Q – Q on the contract drawings. It’s the smallest section but is about 75% complete as of this weekly report.
The weed harvester has now removed approximately 110 cubic yards of floating aquatic vegetation. We expect that operation to be complete by the end of this month. As noted in the project plan, the southwestern portion of the lake is not being cleared. This will maintain the current habitat for species that exist in this type of resource area.
There was no work at the dam this week. Work could begin late next week depending on the subcontractor’s schedule.
The trails on the northeast side of the lake between the dewatering operation and the dam are currently closed (see revised map). Although the trails at the dam will remain closed until that work is complete, we expect to have the trail along the northeast section reopen by September 16 for the start of school.
Please use caution walking around the worksite at the end of Sweetwater Avenue.