Dredging completed on North Carolina’s Lake Adger

MARINE PROJECTS WEEK
Photo: Polk County Government

Dredging works have been completed at North Carolina’s Lake Adger, officials of the state’s Wildlife Resources Commission recently confirmed.

The commission made the main channel near the boat ramp wider and deeper and removed a significant volume of sedimentation near the point. Workers also found more sedimentation, so it was authorised that an additional 500 feet (152.4 metres) be dredged.

New wetlands were made with the sediment and the area now looks like a sandy beachy area. The commission, however, has assured that it will plant vegetation there in the fall.

The original plan was to dredge 6,800 cubic yards (5,190 cubic metres) of sediment from Lake Adger, but because of the large amount of sediment found, 10,194 cubic yards (7,790 cubic metres) were dredged. This allowed the commission to make the pass as wide and as deep as it could be.

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