The Maryland Environmental Service (MES) yesterday announced that a notice of intent has been issued to award a $12.7 million contract for the dredging of Lake Linganore in Frederick County to Mobile Dredging & Video Pipe, Inc.
The dredging project will restore water depths, improve water storage capacity for the City of Frederick and Frederick County, and improve access to the lake for homeowners in the area.
“I am pleased that the dredging project has received all of the necessary permits and we are ready to remove sediment that has been building up over the past 45 years,” Frederick County Executive Jan H. Gardner said. “This project is an excellent example of county government partnering with the City and our citizens to bring about long-term benefits for the community.”
“This important project will restore capacity to Lake Linganore and improve access to a vital water source for both the City of Frederick and Frederick County,” added Roy McGrath, Director and CEO of the Maryland Environmental Service. “By providing our dredging and material management expertise, using an efficient and environmentally sensitive method, MES and our team of contractors can substantially reverse the effects of sediment build-up on the lake.”
This multi-year project is expected to start in early 2019.
Dredged material will be removed from the lake and stockpiled for innovative reuse as future landfill cover.