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Narborough Trout Lakes

It’s sometimes the case that we cannot use our silt pumping equipment on a project because either the materiel to be removed has too much debris in it or there is some other reason that prevents us from using it.

On this project at Narborough Trout Lakes in Norfolk, we were tasked with remove some silt from a lake that was originally a trout lake, but is now a Carp lake.

For this project we had to use a floating dredging system that was brought in by a teleporter and on that pontoon we used a mini digger to dredge the lake. W

Around the working area we had ground protection boards and bog mats as the ground was relatively soft.

To reduce the time taken to transport the silt around the lake to the silt retaining area, we built in culvert, allowing a dumper to cross from the lake area to the silt retaining area.

We also put in an access track, across a small stream that was then left in at the end of the project at the request of the lake manager.

Once the dredging operations were completed, we had to do some reinstatement works around the banks to ensure our activities would have the least impact on the lake edges.