Accession Number : ADP006846

Title :   Lake Restoration by Dredging,

Corporate Author : PORT OF VANCOUVER WA

Personal Author(s) : Gorini, R. F.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This paper is a summary overview of the $17 million Vancouver Lake Restoration Project, the largest project of its type ever undertaken through the Federal Clean Lakes Program. It was funded jointly by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Washington State Department of Ecology, and the Port of Vancouver. Although the project was conceived in 1965, a nationwide program to help fund such projects did not exist until 1976. Then, final approval was not received until 1981, after many volumes of studies and reviews. Construction was completed in June 1983, after 30 months--6 months ahead of schedule and underbudget. A great deal of time, money, and energy was expended to demonstrate to Federal and state environmental agencies that dredging was a key tool in effecting this lake's restoration.

Descriptors :   *CONSTRUCTION, *DREDGING, *WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT, ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, LAKES, POLLUTANTS, FLUSHING, SEWERS, DRAINAGE, EROSION.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE