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  • 6 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the bipartisan Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, discussed the importance of the Great Lakes from both an environmental and economic standpoint at a Washington, DC Summit and on the House Floor. The summit was hosted by the Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI), a nonpartisan research-based organization whose mission is to […]

  • 10 March 2014

    Michigan LCV’s Alicia Prygoski (Legislative and Political Assistant) and Erica Bloom (Program Manager), traveled to Washington D.C. last week to join other Great Lakes advocates for the “Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition annual lobby day”. With a mission to secure a sustainable Great Lakes restoration plan and the funding needed to implement it, the work […]

  • 1 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Prospects for ending the dredging crisis and resolving other pressing issues on the Great Lakes are the best in 12 years, said Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA), the trade association representing U.S.-flag vessel operators on the inland seas, in its State of the Lakes report issued yesterday.  Only uniform, Federal regulation of ballast water remains elusive, […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Pat Quinn last week welcomed Governors and representatives from the eight Great Lakes states and two Canadian provinces to Chicago for the Council of Great Lakes Governors 2014 executive meeting. The two-day summit is focused on protection of the Great Lakes and finding innovative ways to grow the economy throughout the Great Lakes region. […]

  • 1 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ohio State Parks staff began preparations this week for seasonal dredging activities at some of Ohio’s canal lakes, including Buckeye Lake. Staff were unloading a dredge near Loeb’s Island on Buckeye Lake and preparing to get it ready, while a second dredge will be assembled at Buckeye Lake. Dredging operations are scheduled to begin around April 6. […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection hosted a public meeting last week to further the water quality restoration of five water bodies in the Upper Ocklawaha Basin: Lake Harris, Palatlakaha River, Trout Lake, Lake Yale and Lake Carlton. “The expertise provided by stakeholders and residents is crucial to the restoration process,” said Tom Frick, director of […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Over the next two weeks, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will oversee Honeywell Specialty Materials LLC’s collection of sediment samples from Lake Linden Beach and Torch Lake in the Village of Lake Linden in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The sampling is required to determine the extent of contamination from heavy metals and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, and […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has announced that its contractors will soon begin dredging portions of the Duluth-Superior Harbor, the largest harbor on the Great Lakes with nearly 40 million tons of material, mainly iron ore and coal, shipped or received each year. Dredging will begin this month and is expected to […]

  • 11 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Indiana DNR’s Lake and River Enhancement program has awarded Winona Lake Preservation Association a grant for a dredging project on Winona Lake in Kosciusko County. According to the release, the project will include a temporary closure of the public access site and ramp on the northwest side of the lake for about four weeks […]

  • 20 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The dredging work on the lower lake at City Park in Hagerstown, conducted by Edwin A. and John O. Crandell Inc., was successfully wrapped up last week. City Engineer, Rodney Tissue, said that 18,000 cubic yards of silt was removed during this cleanup program, which is the amount that the contractors expected to collect. The water […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Ohio House of Representatives gave its final approval yesterday to legislation (Senate Bill 1) that makes great strides in protecting western Lake Erie from toxic algae and the threats it poses to people’s drinking water and the lake’s $12.9 billion dollar tourism industry. The Ohio Senate is expected to promptly approve the bill and […]

  • 26 June 2019
    Business & Finance

     Gator Dredging, a Clearwater, Florida, based dredging contractor, has just released this short video showing the progress on the Lake Seminole Restoration Project’s Dredge Material Management Area.  On November 19, 2018, Gator started construction on a four-year $18 million lake restoration project for Pinellas County’s Lake Seminole in Florida. The project is removing approximately […]

  • 21 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Greenway Services, Inc. is about to begin Echo Lake maintenance dredging which will take place from October 1-31, 2015. The project includes dredging and disposing of 1,500 cubic yards of accumulated sediment material from the forebay near the far end of Echo Lake and the walking trail footbridge. The sediment forebay was added near the inlet […]

  • 31 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.3 million to the Ohio EPA to continue restoration work at four highly contaminated sites on the Great Lakes and to coordinate the state’s management plan for Lake Erie. This EPA funding is the first installment of an approximately $3.7 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to Ohio […]

  • 15 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District and Lake County Utilities, along with Congressman David Joyce and Lake County Commissioners recently signed a Project Partnership Agreement to design a 600-foot stone revetment on the Lake Erie. The new stone revetment is designed to protect the Lake County Raw Water Pump Station water intake from the […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) has competed dredging of the Lake Mauvaisterre in Jacksonville, Illinois. Approximately 550,000 cubic yards of sediment was removed from the lake during the project, improving the lake’s water quality and adding about 111 million gallons. The project, aimed to increase water quality and capacity for the city’s backup water source, received a green […]

  • 10 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Railroad Lake dredging scheme is currently underway. Railroad Lake is a retention basin for storm water; water in the lake is collected from storm drains that surround the area. Over the years, storm water collects and deposits sediment in Railroad Lake. “Approximately every 10 years we dredge the lake to prevent algae buildup, maintain […]

  • 19 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District is making preparations for a dredging project at Jeffrey Lake that will begin in early May. Central intends to remove a large amount of sediment that has accumulated in the lake over the years. The project will result in significant improvements for recreation, aquatic habitat and hydropower […]

  • 15 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Assembly Appropriations Committee has approved Assemblyman Jay Webber’s legislation (A3804) creating a fund to preserve New Jersey’s second largest lake. “Greenwood Lake is a great natural, economic, and recreational resource for New Jersey, supplying more than 3 million of our residents with drinking water daily,” said Webber. “Establishing annual funding dedicated to this essential […]

  • 14 May 2012

    Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in South Africa is known as the city of lakes. Ekurhuleni has been facing numerous challenges with the state of its lakes especially with the invasive plants and the build up of silt. Many solutions were researched and experimented without long-term answers. Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is situated in South Africa’s manufacturing heartland. […]

  • 20 July 2012

    The Board of Directors of the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District approved funds for channel dredging between North and South Lindstrom Lakes, reports chisagocountypress. Channel dredging is a part of of the Highway 8 reconstruction project. South Lindstrom Lake, which is located in southern Chisago County within the cities of Lindstrom and Chisago City, is […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Business & Finance

     The Lake Audubon dredging scheme, conducted by Lake Services, Inc., is nearing its completion, the Virginia based Reston Association said in their latest project update. Routine dredging is part of the association’s lakes maintenance program, which helps to extend the life of the lake. As lakes age, they eventually fill in through sedimentation. Sedimentation occurs […]

  • 23 April 2012

    As syracuse.com reports, the dredger Marlin has arrived on the shores of Onondaga Lake and will soon be taking huge gulps of the lake’s heavily polluted bottom. This arrival marks the beginning of the final and biggest phase of the massive Onondaga Lake cleanup project by Honeywell International Inc. For the next four years, three […]

  • 26 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Washington County Planning and Parks Department has just released the latest update on the Silver Lake Dredging Project, saying that they are now allowing the dredged sediment to be stored on county property at Henschke Hillside Lake Access. This sediment (6-18 inches of the lake floor) is being removed from the lake by the Silver […]

  • 12 February 2013

    Dredging has been completed at Lake Elkhorn, the last of Columbia’s three man-made lakes to have sediment removed over the past few years, according to Dennis Mattey, director of construction for Columbia Association (CA). JND Thomas began its dredging work at the 37-acre Lake Elkhorn began in late July 2012. The contractor finished in early […]

  • 21 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) is moving forward with design and permitting for the Phoenix Lake Preservation and Restoration Project, which will improve the water quality and storage capacity of the lake. Starting this week, Horizon Water and Environment, Inc. and its sub consultants, will be conducting sediment sampling on Phoenix Lake. The sampling will […]