Dredging begins at Carolina Beach Lake

The Town of Carolina Beach said that dredging and stabilization work is now underway at Carolina Beach Lake.

Town of Carolina Beach Government, NC, photo

“The Carolina Beach Lake Dredge and Stabilization project has begun. Contractors will use hydraulic dredging to fill geotextile tubes placed around the perimeter of the lake to create a stable and natural shoreline,” states the town in its release.

“All dredge spoils are to be utilized onsite. The goals of the project are a modest gain in stormwater capacity, improved aesthetic appearance, better water quality, and an overall healthier ecosystem.”

According to the announcement, park amenities are expected to remain open while crews complete the work.

“Crews are currently setting up safety fencing and establishing a primary laydown area on the west side of the lake near the South 4th St./Clarendon Ave. entrance. A secondary area west of the parking lot will be used if needed. The contractor is also taking precautions to protect the resident and nesting waterfowl in the area,” the town adds.