Carolina Beach Lake Dredging Project
The Carolina Beach Lake dredging project will be starting soon. This project is an essential step we have to take to manage and preserve this natural resource our community enjoys. This area benefits the town as a scenic park that our community and visitors enjoy all year round. It is also home and a habitat to fish and wildlife. Finally, the lake is extremely important as a stormwater management and flood control system for the community. Over the past decade we have meticulously worked with federal and state agencies and local representatives to develop a plan to dredge the lake that is least impactful to all the stakeholders listed above. Once dredged it should be able to continue to serve the community the capacities described above for many more decades.
The Town has hired a contractor that is making preparations to start this project. All the dredge spoils will be placed at the Town’s wastewater treatment plant. This area is currently under renovation to accommodate the spoils. The first impacts seen at the Lake will occur on or around February 27, 2017. At this time the contractor will be closing off the CB Lake parking lot to stage construction equipment. This area will likely remain closed throughout the duration of the project which is planned to be completed by the end of 2017. Dredging is anticipated to start in early March and they will operate from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday – Saturday. The Lake walking trail will be closed from west of the playground to 3rd street for the length of the project and other access points may be closed off as the project continues.
The dredging will be performed from a barge in the lake and we will not be reducing the water in the lake during the dredging. Work will begin on the east side and progress towards the west. Most of the dredging will be completed before the Fall, when we typically get the most rains and tropical storms. We will be posting more information on the project plans, schedules, truck routes on our website.
For operational questions please contact Project Manager Gill Dubois at 910-458-9291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, feel free to contact Assistant Town Manager Ed Parvin at (910) 458 2526 anytime to express any issues or concerns.