Dredging: 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.
Debris: 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.
Major Projects: We have engineered and performed massive restoration projects using GeoTube technology that restores and secures shorelines from erosion and extinction.
2022 Dredging Projects*
|Orchard Heights – North Channel||Lower River||McHenry||Mechanical|
|Orchard Heights – Mid Channel||Lower River||McHenry||Mechanical|
|Orchard Heights South Channel – Mouth Only||Lower River||McHenry||Mechanical|
|Dutch Creek – Mouth||Upper River||McHenry||Mechanical|
|Mouth Grass Marie Channel/Grass Lake||Grass Lake||Lake||Hydraulic|
|Nippersink Creek – Southern Portion||Nippersink||Lake||Mechanical|
|Petite Lake Park||Petite||Lake||Mechanical|
|Halings Marina North Channel||Grass Lake||Lake||Mechanical|
|Halings Marina South Channel||Grass Lake||Lake||Mechanical|
* Projects scheduled are tentative. Time frame for completion has multiple variables such as weather, floods, storm responses, staff availability, etc. Some projects may carry over into the following season.
|L10 (Carry Over From 2020 Season)||Grass Lake||Completed 2021|
|Boats and Saddle Phase 1||Upper River||Completed 2021|
|Boats and Saddle Phase 2||Upper River||Completed 2021|
|Boats and Saddle Phase 3||Upper River||Completed 2021|
|Lake Cty Sheriffs Base / American Legion||Nippersink||Completed 2021|
|Suicide Alley / Nippersink Lake||Nippersink||Completed 2021|
|FWA HQ||Pistakee||Completed 2020|
|Venetian Garden||Lower River||Completed 2020|
|Viscaya||Grass Lake||Completed 2020|
|Governor’s / Fortress Channel||Pistakee||Completed 2020|
|Heart O’ Lakes||Grass Lake||Completed 2020|
|Grass Lake / Lake Marie||Grass Lake Channel to Lake Marie||Completed 2020|
|Boone Creek||Upper River||Completed 2019|
|West Dunn’s Entrance||Nippersink Lake||Completed 2018|
|Moraine Hills||Lower River||Completed 2018|
|Rushmore||Fox Lake||Completed 2018|
|Halings||Grass Lake||Completed 2018|