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December 15, 2020
Two Ellicott dredges were used for the dredging portion of the Lake Seminole Restoration project in Pinellas County, Florida. The dredges – an Ellicott 670HP 14” conventional cutterhead and an Ellicott 370HP 10” conventional cutterhead – worked in conjunction to remove accumulated organic sediment that had degraded the water quality of the lake. The 684-acre lake was overrun with muck that was choking the nutrients from the water. The only thing that could survive was algae, which was killing off the lake’s fish. To stop and reverse the problem, the dredging portion of the project was slated to remove 900,000...
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An Ellicott 370HP Dragon® dredge and two 10” Ellicott booster pumps were recently purchased by Dane County, Wisconsin to be used in a multi-million dollar effort to reduce flooding along the 5 Yahara lakes. Dane County is scheduled to begin operating their newly acquired dredge and boosters next year. The Yahara Chain of Lakes Sediment Removal Project is designed to increase water flow and reduce the risk of flooding. The work began earlier this year and is currently focused on areas between Lakes Monona and Waubesa, with the river deepening 2 to 4 feet once the phase is completed. The...
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