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As Summer Fades, Autumn is the Time to Clean Up Your Waterfront. Here’s Why.

The summer season saw lots of fun on the Central Texas Highland Lakes. The draw down which occurred early in the year provided opportunity for waterfront homes and business owners to see their waterfront channel and cove bottom areas for the first time in 9 years. Subsequent cleanup efforts paved the way for summer fun.

Hurricane season struck the Texas and Florida Gulf Coast areas hard this year. For those most affected by the storms, waterfront cleanup efforts will most likely take a back seat to other priorities such as property cleanup and reconstruction. For those who were not affected as much, now is the time to begin thinking about cleaning up that waterfront, cove, or channel.

If your waterfront is socked in with vegetation, cleaning it now makes good sense for two reasons. Growth is dormant in the winter months, so the fall cleanup will last through early spring. When growth of aquatic vegetation resumes in the spring, it will not have a substrate to grow in if it has already been removed. Most aquatic plants require three elements for growth: water, light and a substrate of sediment to grow in. Take one of these away, and growth is hindered.

The technology we use is portable, efficient, environmentally friendly, and most of all, very effective. Contact us today to get your waterfront ready for next year. Visit the contact page on this web site and fill out the form, or just call 512-289-0115 for a free, no obligation estimate. Clean Channel Dredging serves inland lakes and shallow coastal waterways from Texas to Florida.

Even Though the Draw Down is Over, You Can Still Get Your Waterfront Cleaned for the Summer

BeforeandAfter_Dredging_Results_TexasSo the Lake LBJ draw down this year was the first one in nine years. It lasted about six weeks, but it did not offer the opportunity we had hoped for removing exposed sediment from your waterfront. This was mostly due to bad weather during the first three weeks of it.

Some lucky ones got work done. Others got equipment stuck in the mud. And most did not benefit from it at all. I’m happy to say that Clean Channel Dredging stayed busy, getting work done and did not get any equipment stuck in the mud.

The good news is this: you don’t need a draw down in order to get your waterfront cleaned for summer. In fact, 95% of the dredging on the lake happens when the lake is full. The technology we use is portable, efficient, environmentally friendly, and most of all, very effective.

Contact us today to get your waterfront ready for the summer lake season. Call us at: 512-289-0115.