The Maryland Environmental Service has awarded a US$12.7 million contract for the dredging of Lake Linganore in Frederick County in the US state of Maryland to local service provider Mobile Dredging and Video Pipe.
The dredging project will restore water depths, improve water storage capacity for the City of Frederick and Frederick County, and improve access to the lake for homeowners in the area.
Lake Linganore, an 84-hectare lake in Frederick County, was constructed in 1972 and provides drinking water for the City of Frederick and is an emergency water source for Frederick County.
Since construction, the lake has been losing storage capacity due to sediment build-up. The upper portions of the lake are severely impacted, losing approximately 65 per cent of the available water volume, needed by both the city and county.
Local homeowners have also been impacted with reduction or elimination of access to the lake.
The multi-year project is expected to commence in early 2019. Dredged material will be removed from the lake and stockpiled for re-use as future landfill cover.
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