Aquatic Group owns the largest,
most advanced, and most powerful
portable dredges in the world for waterway restoration.
World War II, the advent of large earth-moving machines has permitted
the construction of dams, reservoirs and waterways on a large
scale. These powerful structures, impounding large quantities
of water, were designed for flood control, drought water supplies,
and recreation. However, they also collected the natural sediment
loads of the watersheds that they dam up. Silt fills the reservoirs
and eliminates their water storage capacity. The flood control
is diminished and the water supply during droughts is non-existent.
the silted-in shallows destroy the water quality. The wind
stirs up the shallow silt and recently-deposited agricultural
chemicals in concentrations totally unfit for human ingestion.
Likewise, the shallows provide an excellent habitat complete
with sunlight and oxygen for micro-organisms. These organisms
release organic compounds to contaminate the entire reservoir
with unacceptable tastes and odors.
dredging and silt removal can eliminate the organisms, maintain
the water-storage capacities and produce environmental amenities
such as wetlands, recreational areas and fertile farmland.
The Aquatic Group supplies design-build, turn-key solutions
for reservoirs and waterway preservation.
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