The dredging portion of the City of Whitewater lakes project is set to begin today.
The city has contracted with A-1 construction to perform the work.
According to the latest project update, “A-1 will have two teams (one for each lake) begin preparing next week with the hopes of starting to dredge material by the following week.”
The project is schedule to take place over the next 5-6 weeks weather permitting. Construction work will be performed Monday through Friday from 7am -7pm.
“The project sites at Cravath Lakefront Park and Trippe Lake Park will require the parking lot areas to be closed during this time. The dredged material will be stockpiled at our designated deposit sites,” the city said.
The plan is to create a navigation channel through the lakes and dredge around the park waterfront areas.
The city received it’s permit from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to remove up to 81,000 cubic yards of material from the lakes.
The lakes will remain drawn down through this process and are scheduled to be filled back starting June 10, 2022.