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  • 16 June 2020
    Environment

    With dredging completed in Edgewater Bay, J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. is already preparing for the next phase of the Fountain Lake restoration project. According to the Shell Rock River Watershed District (SRRWD), in the coming weeks, the contractor will begin dredging the Main Bay and Dane’s Bay by rerouting the discharge pipeline through Bancroft Bay. […]

  • 1 June 2020
    Environment

    A survey conducted last Friday (May 29) by J.F. Brennan Company of La Crosse, Wisc., showed the great progress being made by this dredging contractor in the restoration of Fountain Lake. During the duration of the project, over 691,000 cubic yards have been dredged from Edgewater Bay of Fountain Lake, reported J.F. Brennan. Fountain Lake […]

  • 29 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Shell Rock River Watershed District has just released the latest update on their Fountain Lake Restoration Confined Disposal Facility (CDF), saying that the dredged material from Fountain Lake is pumped through a 14″ pipe to the CDF, a dewatering site. Three adjacent cells spanning over 100 acres are used for the project. Cell 1 was […]

  • 28 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging has resumed on Edgewater Bay to remove the remaining material from the Bayside Water Ski Show area, informs the Shell Rock River Watershed District. According to the officials, this will conclude Phase 1 of the multi-phased project. The dredging contractor, J.F. Brennan, will then mobilize their equipment and begin Phase 2, Main Bay and […]

  • 9 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The dredging contractor, J.F. Brennan Company, Inc., conducted a survey of the Fountain Lake last Friday, September 6, showing the dredging progress to date, reports Shell Rock River Watershed District. The SRRWD Board of Managers approved a nearly $5.1 million contract with LaCrosse, Wisconsin-based dredging contractor in March 2018 for the first phase of Fountain […]

  • 9 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Shell Rock River Watershed District said in their latest release that the Board of Managers yesterday awarded the Fountain Lake Restoration Dredge Project Contract No.2 to J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. According to the official announcement, this phase of the project is set to begin in 2020 and will include Main and Dane’s Bay. The work […]

  • 17 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    As the dredger hibernates in Edgewater Bay, the Shell Rock River Watershed District (SRRWD) staff is busy preparing for the Fountain Lake’s next dredging season. According to the District’s latest update, the dredging operations will begin presumably in mid-April 2019, weather permitting. The dredging work for this year was concluded in October, with roughly 300,000 cubic […]

  • 18 October 2018
    Business & Finance

     J.F. Brennan Company Inc., a marine construction and environmental remediation contractor, has just released a short overview video about the dredging project at Fountain Lake in Albert Lea, MN. The Shell Rock River Watershed District Board of Managers approved a nearly $5.1 million contract with LaCrosse, Wisconsin-based dredging contractor in March 2018 for the […]

  • 30 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Shell Rock River Watershed District Board of Managers yesterday approved a nearly $5.1 million contract with LaCrosse, Wisconsin-based J.F. Brennan Co. Inc. for the first phase of Fountain Lake dredging work, Albert Lea Tribune reports. J.F. Brennan will complete initial survey and staging work in May, and the dredging operations are set to start in […]

  • 4 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Shell Rock River Watershed District is exploring an alternative bidding method to select a contractor for the phase one of Fountain Lake dredging project. According to the Director of Field Operations, Andy Henschel, the District will use best-value bidding, which would not necessarily lead toward the Watershed District accepting the lowest bid. “The district has formed […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The final Fountain Lake dredging permit request came back from the Department of Natural Resources with a smaller-scale project approved than the Shell Rock River Watershed District (SRRWD) requested, the district said in their latest release.  The district requested permit for the removal of approximately 600,000 cubic yards of dredged sediment in the first phase […]

  • 14 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The multi-million Fountain Lake dredging project is closer than ever to starting, reports Andy Henschel, the Director of Field Operations for the Shell Rock River Watershed District. According to him, the confined disposal facility site north of Interstate 90 – where the dredged material will be dumped to drain – will be ready by the end of the […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Shell Rock River Watershed District announced recently that the fate of the district’s half-percent sales tax has not been decided yet. Last week, legislators were back in session to pass the tax bill and other legislation that affects the area. According to SRRWD, the sales tax is to be extended for either 15 years or until […]

  • 12 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Freeborn County Board of Commissioners last week petitioned the Shell Rock River Watershed District to move forward with the first phase of the Fountain Lake dredging project. The vote opens the door for the Watershed District to implement a property tax levy of a maximum of $166,000. The measure passed on a 4-1 vote. Commissioners […]

  • 3 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Shell Rock River Watershed District (SRRWD) held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new Confined Disposal Facility (CDF) on March 31, 2017.  A CDF is a dewatering site in the dredging process. When dredging takes place, there will be a mixture of water and sediment pumped to the disposal facility and the […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Shell Rock River Watershed District (SRRWD) will today host a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Fountain Lake Restoration Project Confined Disposal Facility (CDF). “This is a historic day for the Shell Rock River Watershed District and our community. Years of planning, designing and engineering have gone into the construction of the CDF and this marks […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Shell Rock River Watershed District officials said that they are drawing closer to dredging Fountain Lake. “We’re moving full steam ahead,” said Administrator Brett Behnke. Director of Field Operations Andy Henschel said that the Watershed District recently closed on a purchase agreement with Richard Stadheim for 101 acres last month and a purchase agreement was […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Mark Dayton stated last week that he looks forward to Fountain Lake being dredged and becoming a hub for tourism and economic development. “This project will benefit the people that live here and visit this area,” said Dayton. “Fountain Lake is a gem that defines who we are in Albert Lea,” said Mayor Vern […]

  • 22 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Shell Rock River Watershed District took steps recently to lay the groundwork for the 2014 Legislative Session. The District submitted the Fountain Lake Restoration Project to Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) to be considered for Governor Mark Dayton’s 2014 bonding bill. The District is asking for $7.5 million for the project. “This is the […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Shell Rock River Watershed District crossed another key hurdle with the execution of the Phase I Engineering Agreement for the Fountain Lake Restoration Project. On March 14, 2013, the District confirmed Barr Engineering as the lead engineers in completing a restoration road map for Fountain Lake. According the Board Chair Clayton Petersen, “This agreement […]

  • 14 February 2013

    The Shell Rock River Watershed District approved an important step in moving ahead with the Fountain Lake Restoration Project when the Board of Managers accepted a Barr Engineering proposal for Phase 1 Engineering Services. “Phase 1 Engineering will be used to undertake data gathering and stakeholder and permitting agency communications to complete a preliminary engineering […]

  • 10 January 2013

    The Shell Rock River Watershed District has introduced a plan to commence negotiations for professional engineering and design services for the Fountain Lake dredging project, reports albertleatribune.com. A resolution to begin this significant dredging project was approved Tuesday by the district’s board. Regarding this issue, Watershed District Administrator Brett Behnke stated: “This resolution is a […]

  • 26 October 2011

    House bonding committee members visiting Albert Lea Monday said they were excited about the proposed $7.5 million bonding request to dredge… By Sarah Stultz (albertleatribune) [mappress] Source: albertleatribune, October 26, 2011

  • 25 October 2011

    It’s one of the most popular lakes in the area, but Fountain Lake has seen better days. That’s why there’s a plan in the works to clean it u… By Steph Crock (kaaltv) [mappress] Source: kaaltv, October 25, 2011

  • 12 May 2011

    Lawmakers in Southern Minnesota are working to make the lakes in Albert Lea cleaner… (kimt) [mappress] Source: kimt, May 12, 2011;

  • 19 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has started working on a bank stabilization repair project along the Gull River near the Corps’ Gull Lake Dam, near Brainerd, Minnesota. The Corps’ maintenance and repair crew out of Fountain City, Wisconsin, is performing the repairs. According to the Corps, construction should be completed by […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition has announced that their annual conference that highlights restoration efforts and needs across the Great Lakes will be back in Buffalo, NY, in October 2017. The 13th annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference will be held October 17-19 at the Hyatt Regency at Fountain Plaza. Since 2010, the conference […]

  • 17 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Treatment options to improve the long-term water quality of Lake Tuggeranong, including floating wetlands, submerged bubblers, fountains, dredging, in-lake recycling and sediment curtains were announced for public consultation today by the Government of Australia Capital Territory. Minister for the Environment Simon Corbell said the the options would be the start of a discussion on how Canberrans […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District (MVN), and its contractor will temporarily close one east- and westbound lane on Lakeshore Drive between Marconi Drive and the Mardi Gras Fountain. The approximately thirty-day, seven-day per week closures will begin on Friday, August 15 to accommodate construction of the Orleans Avenue Canal PCCP. The […]