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 maintenance dredging lake properties decline significantly as access to docks diminishes and once clear water becomes murky and lacks any sort of visibility. As silt and nutrients overtake a lake the end result can be massive vegetation and algae build up eventually leading to a state of eutrophication and death of the local fish population due to hypoxia or lack of oxygen. Dredging can prevent eutrophication and can also reverse the process in most cases.
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 Versi-Dredge to move easily in coves and along shorelines 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 for cleaning deeper lake areas like dams.