Colorado Lagoon Dredging Progresses Smoothly (USA)

The restoration project on the Colorado Lagoon through a massive dredging work has reached full tilt these last couple weeks, Gazettes.com reports.

Everything is moving along and they have a quota of getting 1,000 cubic yards a day dredged,” said Taylor Parker, education director of the Friends of the Colorado Lagoon.

Trucks are in the process of hauling away the dredged material within this week because the site is only equipped to hold about 4,000 cubic yards. Efforts have been ramping up during the last couple of weeks, officials said.

Crews have been working from about 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“This will be the first time this type of cleanup has occurred since the lagoon was disconnected from Alamitos Bay in 1932,” Parker said, noting the Olympic Trials occurring then and that Colorado Street was constructed at that time.

Construction workers have been closing the tidal connection from the lagoon to the bay in order to more effectively dredge the area. The project is scheduled for completion in July.

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Dredging Today Staff, March 15, 2012;

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