Brookhaven’s Murphey Candler Lake to undergo maintenance dredging

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Murphey Candler Lake in the city of Brookhaven, Georgia, is set to undergo maintenance dredging beginning this week.

Merrell Bros. of Kokomo, Indiana, has been selected to carry out the dredging works, which became necessary due to a mass accumulation of sedimentation along the northern portion of the lake. The accumulation has in turn led to the growth of a number of invasive species.

The contract awarded by the Brookhaven City Council to Merrell Bros. was for $1,79 million. An estimated 10,500 cubic metres of sedimentation will be dredged during the course of the project.

The dredging process will require the placement of three barges in the lake and the staging of two large excavators along the eastern side of the lake. As the sediment is dredged, it will be placed along the easterly shoreline to allow it to dry prior to being hauled to designated landfills in the Metro Atlanta area.

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