Sediment Removal Update… January 2015

Sediment Removal Update

On Tuesday January 27, 2015 a meeting was held with the D.N.R., Pretty Lake Conservation board and our sediment removal contractor (All Things Water).  We began by reviewing the work that had been done in 2014.  The purpose of the meeting was to establish a working plan for 2015 that we all would agree was attainable.  The contractor informed us about equipment he would be using this year and that he would be installing a gravel road on the Miller farm to prevent problems of getting the dump trucks stuck.  He also told us a company in Fort Wayne (E.R.S.) will be doing the trucking of sediment.  All these things will be at his expense.  The contractor will also restore the land area where they have been working.  This will be done to the land owner’s satisfaction.  Based on Indiana state conservation laws, sediment removal cannot be done between January and June 30. This is due to reproduction of aquatic life.  Therefore our removal process will start in the first week of July 2015.  The projected completion date is the end of August.  This time period has multiple weeks added for possible weather delays.  Those residents that have piers in the sediment removal area can install them in the spring and the contractor will remove and reinstall them as they move from one place to another.  If they need a place to dock their boats for two or three days we suggest they ask a neighbor or friend on the lake.  If you cannot find a place contact your zone director for help.  We have asked the contractor to finish the public access last.  We also want to thank you for your patience in getting this project completed.  This sediment removal will improve the quality of our lake for all of us that enjoy one of the best lakes in Indiana. Thank You…

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