Union County gets money for Clark Reservoir dredging

The Union County Freeholder Board is set to receive $250,000 in state funds to dredge the Clark Reservoir, off Lake Avenue.

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The County is currently studying recreational usage, environmental impacts and planning to dredge the 150-acre reservoir in a master plan.

Commenting the news, NJ Senator Nicholas P. Scutari said: “The Clark Reservoir is an important natural resource and part of a watershed that provides a recreational oasis and picturesque backdrop for many in Union County.”

Moreover, Scutari thanked the Governor Murphy for including his funding request for this project in the budget.

The Clark Reservoir was built in 1907 along the Robinson’s Branch of the Rahway River. 

Furthermore, it fell into disuse by the early 1990’s.

To prevent the property from being drained and sold, Clark took ownership of the reservoir. The County then acquired the reservoir in 2008 from Clark for $1.