Revised July 15th
1. Lake user’s are strongly encouraged to stay away from the dredge equipment and pipeline at ALL times, even when the dredge is not in operation.
2. Any remaining unfinished areas of West Bay / Nippersink Creek inlet will be completed later in the summer.
3. While it is impossible to specify an exact date and time when the dredging will be done at a particular location on the lake, the MPOA is working closely with the dredging contractor to try to minimize inconvenience to shoreline landowners and lake users to the extent possible. Lakefront landowners whose access to the lake may be temporarily blocked by the dredge / pipeline may wish to temporarily find other boat mooring locations beyond the immediate dredging work area.
4. No matter how the contractor proposes to schedule the work, there will be those who feel they are being unduly inconvenienced. All we can do is ask for folks to look at the big picture (a clearer, deeper lake), and be patient.
Updated Estimated Dredging Schedule
1. Assemble additional dredge pipeline & move to White Oaks Bay (~ July 13 to July 20)
2. White Oaks Bay Coves (Dredge 7,489 CY) - approx. 2 weeks (~ July 20 to July 31)
3. Lookout Point (Dredge 641 CY) - approx. 1 week (~ August 3 to August 7)
4. O’Brien Shoals (Dredge 26,838 CY) - approx. 4 weeks, (~ August 10 to September 4)
5. Wickline Island (Dredge 6,851 CY) – approx. 2 weeks (~ September 7 to September 18)
6. West Bay (Dredge Remaining 18,000 CY) – approx. 3 weeks (~ September 21 to October 9)
7. South Bay (Dredge 247,303 CY) – approx. 12 weeks (~ October 12 to completion)
* Minus sediment volume just removed from West Bay in Spring 2015
Note: The above Estimated Dredging Schedule and Timeline may be revised as the project progresses; Updates and Schedule Revisions will be provided via MPOA office and website.
The dredge pipeline and designated boat crossing locations will be clearly indicated with lighted buoys and reflective markers; no-wake boating is required at all times within close proximity of the dredging areas, dredge pipeline, floating turbidity curtain and other equipment. If pipeline blocks lake access for any homeowners for more than a few days, a no-wake crossing location will be provided and marked with buoys.