Lake Sediment Removal
Project 1
Woodlawn Lake
San Antonio, TX (2000)
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1400' of lake was crossed using various size AquaDams® backed up with smaller dams due to the water depth. We partitioned the lake to protect the aquatic life while one side of the lake was drained. This picture shows a textbook connection. 
San Antonio, TX
The lake depth was lowered using large 6" discharge pumps. The AquaDam® was started high up the bank and allowed to roll down into the water. It was then inflated using four 3" pumps. Notice the shape of the overflow dam in the background. 
San Antonio, TX
After the first AquaDam® was inflated, the pumps were moved out onto it so that the next connected segment could be pumped up. It took a total of 14 individual 100' lengths of AquaDam® to complete the crossing. The next three AquaDams to be installed are still rolled up and can be seen floating in the water.
San Antonio, TX
Since this part of Texas was in a severe drought, the lake had no flow to speak of. The AquaDams® installed easily because there was no current to push them off course. The only consideration was wind, but if an AquaDam® drifted off, the jet ski was used to push it back into place.
San Antonio, TX