- Lake Sediment Removal
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
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
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.
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.