Improving Easter Lake's Fishery by...
Removing Sediment & Increasing Lake Depth
The removal of excess sediment from Easter Lake is a key component of the lake restoration plan. Since its creation in 1967, Easter Lake has lost 30% of its lake volume due to sedimentation. Excess sediment has accumulated in the lake bed overtime decreasing the lake’s volume, increasing phosphorus, and overall decreasing water quality.
The first phase of sediment removal within the lake began in 2016 with hydraulic dredging which removed 307,178 cubic yards of sediment. Since then, additional work has been completed through mechanical dredging processes and other projects. Read more below to learn about the exciting progress we have made thus