Spring Lake Park Dredging Scheme Set for July

Beginning in July 2017, the City of Texarkana will work in conjunction with Tatum Excavating Company (TEC) to dredge the Spring Lake Park Pond.

The project is part of the city’s current Capital Improvement Plan and is estimated to cost approximately $875,000.

Dredging activities will bring the pond to a depth of 10 feet, and the pond will be dewatered to facilitate the construction efforts.

The project will also include the installation of gabion baskets with rock to support and enhance the perimeter of the pond.

Annual pond maintenance will not be conducted this year considering the scope and time frame of the dredging project, the city said in its release.

Before the dredging and construction activities begin, aquatic resource relocation efforts will be completed during a 2- to 3-day period before the lake is partially drained.

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