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Dane County launches second phase of Yahara Lakes sediment removal

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Dane County will remove about 12,000 dump truck loads of sediment from the lakes. The move will improve water flow and flood storage capacity. Work near Lake Waubesa will wrap up this fall, and work near Lake Kegonsa recently started. The county will begin hydraulic dredging on portions of the river and lakes next spring.
1 month ago·Dane County, United States

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Dane County launches second phase of Yahara Lakes sediment removal

MADISON, Wis. — Dane County officials launched the second phase of a plan Wednesday meant to mitigate flood risk from lakes along the Yahara River.The county will remove about 12,000 dump truck loads of sediment from the lakes as part of the Yahara Chain of Lakes Sediment Removal Project. The move will improve water flow and flood storage capacity, as well as habitat for fish and wildlife.“The rain and storms we are experiencing this week are an…

1 month ago·Madison, United States
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Dane County: Showcases latest phase of project to reduce Yahara Lakes flooding risk from climate change rains

Today, County Executive Joe Parisi joined Land and Water Resource Department staff at Babcock County Park to showcase the second phase of its Yahara Chain of Lakes Sediment Removal Project. The County hopes to remove approximately 152,000 cubic yards (or about 12,000 dump truck loads) of sediment in the project’s second phase to help improve water flow, flood storage capacity, and fish and wildlife habitat in the Yahara Lakes.“The rain and storm…

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