Lake dredging is increasing in demand around the globe as cities restore inland lakes for tourism, and developers build high-end real estate on every square foot of shoreline possible. The construction process itself can silt up a lake shoreline if proper erosion control safeguards are not put into place.
Without routine dredging and maintenance, lakefront property values decline significantly as access to docks diminish and water becomes murky. As silt and nutrients overtake a lake, massive vegetation and algae build up and can lead to a state of eutrophication and death of the local fish population due to hypoxia – or lack of oxygen. Lake dredging can prevent eutrophication and, in most cases, can reverse the process.
IMS Versi-Dredge for Lake Restoration
IMS Versi-Dredges have been used and are currently in use in lakes around the globe to increase property value, restore public lakes for tourism, and to clean contaminated lakes for future generations to enjoy.
The IMS Versi-Dredge’s patented Starwheel Drive self-propulsion system allows the dredge to move easily in coves and along shorelines during lake restoration without the use of anchor cables or swing wires, which can damage boat hulls and docks. The Versi-Dredge can be used to clean out shallow areas like coves and, if necessary, the Depth Master can be used to clean deeper lake areas like dams.
If you would like to speak with someone about Versi-Dredge equipment and your lake restoration & dredging needs, call (866) 483-0014 or fill out our Project Information form.