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Lake and Pond Environmental Restoration Dredging

C&M Dredging has performed lake and pond environmental restoration dredging projects for a wide variety of clients from Homeowners Associations to Municipalities.

Unlike maintenance dredging for navigational improvement, environmental restoration dredging is typically performed with a single goal in mind, to improve the quality of the water body. This improvement is accomplished by dredging to reverse the negative impacts caused by:

  • accumulated decomposed organics and silts
  • decomposed vegetation
  • overgrowth of invasive vegetation as a result of shallower water
  • reduction in oxygenated water and increased water temperatures
  • accumulation of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus from decomposition and runoff

Many of these projects require comprehensive material management plans to effectively dredge, dewater, and dispose of large quantities of material.

C&M Dredging can manage your project from planning through disposal (or beneficial reuse) and closeout.

Lake and Pond Environmental Restoration Dredging

Featured Project

Hurricane Damage Restoration

Florida Keys


  • Remote Island Location 3 miles from mainland in FL Keys
  • Hydraulic Dredging to Geotextile tubes
  • Automated Polymer Injection System for Material Dewatering and Clean Effluent Requirements
  • Dewatering site constructed on sectional barge at island location
  • Dredging, Dewatering, Hauling and Disposal all simultaneously
  • Geotextile tubes transported by barge back to mainland daily for offloading into trucks
  • Sensitive Marine Benthic Resource avoidance and protection integral part of project requirements


C&M Dredging performed an environmental restoration dredging project to reverse impacts caused by hurricane damage to an island resort in the Florida Keys. A canal system and basin system that was in place for barges and vessels that serviced the island resort daily had been filled in by hurricane-force winds and tidal surge.

The difficulty was that the project site was 3 miles from the mainland, on an island.

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