Reservoir Dredging

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Reservoirs provide drinking water and power to human populations around the globe. They are also the food source and habitat for many species of plants and animals. Natural erosion, pollution and deforestation all contribute to the clogging of reservoirs with silt and other debris that threatens these resources.

IMS Versi-Dredge for Reservoir Maintenance

Dredging is a necessary maintenance activity for reservoirs around the globe. The Versi-Dredge and Depth Master are ideal for dams as they are one-truck and two-truck transportable dredging systems that are easy to mobilize over narrow roads overlooking steep cliffs. In addition, they are easy to assemble and launch once they get to the job site.

The Versi-Dredge can reach to a maximum depth of 9.1m (30 ft.) and the Depth Master can reach to a maximum depth of 18m (60 ft.), ideal for reservoir reclamation. There are many dredges around the world that can reach 18m, but the Versi-Dredge is the only one that has a ladder mounted pump, is self-propelled, and can ship up a narrow mountain road in two sections. Most dredges that dig down to 18m take 4 to 8 trucks to transport and would be impossible to launch if they could actually make it to the remote reservoir sites.

Whether you need to remove silt from turbines that power a global financial district 10 hours away, or you need to remove a floating mat of hyacinths from the dam intake, the Versi-Dredge or Depth Master can solve the problem. The patented IMS WeedMaster cutterhead can easily cut and pump weed cover up to 1 kilometer away. The Depth Master can clear silt from turbine areas and restore the overall capacity of the reservoir.

If you would like to speak with someone about Versi-Dredge equipment and your reservoir maintenance & dredging needs, call (866) 483-0014 or fill out our Project Information form.



Guatemala Reservoir Dredging

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