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Storm Water Dredging

Whether it's a storm water pond, retention pond or a lagoon, all ponds are in a dying process the moment they built. Algae, weeds, leaves and other organic material travel and settle at the bottom of the pond in the form of residue  or "muck."  Muck, over time, fills the pond and becomes the principal source of several problems that the owners of the pond are confronted with.

Made up of toxic gases and nutrients that harbor excessive algae and weed growth, muck deteriorates the pond's ecosystem. Dredging is an efficient and economical way of clearing pond scum and muck from the pond and returning it to new life.

A retention pond collects and cleans storm water runoff. It is advantageous in that it helps slow the rate of runoff from storm water, protects neighborhoods from flooding and improves the quality of water that exits the pond. The pond acts as a collector to trap sediment from seeping into storm water that clogs rivers and streams and degrades the environment for birds, fish, and other wildlife.

Our eco-friendly dredging system utilizes compact, easily deployable dredging and harvesting equipment to remove accumulated sediment, sand, vegetation and debris from your storm water retention ponds. We return your storm water system to its original design capacity and help prepare you for storm season.

Our dewatering tubes are placed around the perimeter of your pond system to quietly, and efficiently dewater the sediment removed with the hydraulic dredging system. Rapid mobilization and non-invasive equipment are the key components to a fast, efficient and effective storm water pond or lake restoration project.

Only clean water returns to the waterway, and there is minimal need for site restoration. Our methods do not damage pond or lagoon liners, and your pond is restored to its most effective, functional state.

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Featured Project

Lake Lorraine

Leesburg, FL


  • 53,000 cubic yards of material removed
  • Hydraulic Dredging to Geotextile tubes
  • Automated Polymer Injection System
  • Dewatering site less than 1 acre in size
  • Dredging, Dewatering, Hauling and Disposal all simultaneously


C&M Dredging performed an environmental restoration dredging project to restore water quality and depth to Lake Lorraine in Leesburg, FL. The project consisted of removing 53,000 cubic yards of silt and muck from the 10-acre lake utilizing hydraulic dredging.

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