icono_salvavidasDredging: It is estimated that as much as 100,000 cubic yards of new sedimentation occurs in our Fox River and Chain O’Lakes system every year through the Fox River, shoreline erosion and by our entire watershed. It is imperative that we work to remove at least this much sediment out of our system each year. We can do this by dredging all of our lakes, main navigational channels, channel mouths and even homeowner channels.

icono_salvavidasDebris: We work to remove debris from our waterway to maintain navigable channels, rivers and waterways. This includes any obstructions within our navigable waterways that may create a dangerous or emergency situation.

icono_salvavidasMajor Projects: We have engineered and performed massive restoration projects using GeoTube technology that restores and secures shorelines from erosion and extinction.

Dredging Projects


Dredging Area USACE # Area County Cubic Yards Status
FWA HQ G14 Pistakee Lake 5000 Upcoming
L10 AN05 Grass Lake Lake 5000 Upcoming
West Dunns Entrance AN18 Nippersink Lake Lake 34000 Completed 2018
Mchenry Dam No Wake Hazard/ Berm/ Morraine Hills M06 River Mchenry 750 Ongoing
Rushmore Mouth G22 Fox Lake Lake 1500 Ongoing
Venetian Garden AL13/AL2 Lower River Mchenry 3600 Ongoing
Governors/Fortress Channel G25 Pistakee Mchenry 35000 Ongoing
Boone Creek River Mchenry Upcoming

We’re Working Hard to Improve Our Waterways