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 Area County
FWA HQ Pistakee Lake Lake
L10 Grass Lake Lake
Venetian Garden Lower River Mchenry
Governors / Fortress Channel Pistakee Mchenry
Viscaya Grass Lake Lake
Heart O Lakes Grass Lake Lake
Grass Lake / Lake Marie Grass Lake Channel to Lake Marie Lake

* 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.

Completed Projects

Dredging Area Area Status
West Dunns Entrance Nippersink Lake Completed 2018
Boone Creek Upper River Completed 2019
Morraine Hills Lower River Completed 2018
Rushmore Fox Lake Completed 2018
Hailings Grass Lake Completed 2018

Some of our Success Projects: