To maintain Columbia's beauty and ensure the splendor of our city's lakes, Columbia Association (CA) is currently dredging Lake Elkhorn in the Village of Owen Brown and Wilde Lake in the Village of Wilde Lake. Lake Kittamqundi dredging was completed in early 2012.
To keep residents and community members informed of this effort, CA will provide timely updates and images regarding CA's dredging activity on a bi-monthly basis.
Ten Year Lake and Large Pond Management Program
As part of CA's ongoing stewardship of the Columbia lakes, staff has begun the process to create a 10-year lake and large pond management plan. This plan would focus on all aspects of lake and large pond management including sediment removal, submerged aquatic vegetation, wildlife management and community engagement. Under the management plan regularly scheduled lake and large pond surveys would be conducted to better understand the impacts of large weather events such as hurricanes Irene and Lee and also to provide quantifiable trigger points for future maintenance and dredging projects.
Information and Dredging Updates
This 37-acre lake in the village of Owen Brown was built by the Columbia Association in 1974 with a watershed of about 2,500 acres. The lake depth averages eight feet and is 15 feet at its deepest point.
On September 24, 2009, the Lake Elkhorn Dredging project was awarded to Mobile Dredging and Pumping Company. Hydraulic dredging of this lake officially began in October using a dredge boat and a pipe to carry sediment laden material to the work area where it will be dewatered and then hauled off the site.
As the CA Lake Elkhorn Dredging project moves forward, we will provide you with the latest dredging details and developments in the sections below. Most recent dredging activity and updates:
February 5, 2013: Lake Elkhorn Dredging Update: The dredging contractor has completed dredging work and is in the process of moving equipment offsite. The contractor expects to have all equipment offsite in early March. Restoration work associated with re-establishing the existing parking lot and pathways will take place beginning in mid to late March with final completion 75 days thereafter.
December 24, 2012: Lake Elkhorn Dredging Update: Dredging work has been temporarily suspended so that the dredging crew can spend the holidays at home with their families. Work on the original dredging contract goal will resume in early January and will be completed mid to late January. CA has reached an agreement with the dredging contractor to work beyond the original dredging volume using a portion of the project contingency which will extend the dredging effort into February.
November 30, 2012 Lake Elkhorn Dredging Update: The dredging contractor lost approximately 10 working days during the preparations for and recovery from Hurricane Sandy. The dredging contractor has made provisions to make up for that lost time by extending the dredging effort into early January. A large white tent has been placed over and around the dewatering effort to prevent potential problems associated with late afternoon and evening freezing temperatures. The tent is expected to be in place until mid to late January. The dredging effort will be temporarily suspended during the last week in December so that the dredging crew can spend the winter holidays at home with their families.
November 27, 2012: Lake Elkhorn Dredging Update: The project continues as planned and has successfully removed sediments from the forebay pond, the dock area, and now into the upper reaches of the main lake body. Since the hydraulic dredge cannot navigate to the northeast end of the lake without removal of the pedestrian bridge, CA has approved the use of mechanical equipment to remove sediments from the narrow channel about the pedestrian bridge. This method involves accessing the target area from Dasher Court. CA and the contractor will constantly monitor the access route for pedestrians and all construction traffic will yield to pedestrians on the paths. Click here for more information on this part of the project. The contractor is planning to start preliminary work on developing access on Tue, Nov. 27, and estimates duration of approximately three weeks.
November 1, 2012: Lake Elkhorn Dredging Update Post Hurricane Sandy: The contractor completed work in the cove area adjacent to Cradlerock Way and has moved the hydraulic dredge to area 3 which is just below the bridge at the northern end of the lake. The contractor is in the process of restarting the dredging operation post hurricane Sandy which resulted in a loss of 6 work days. The contractor is working in earnest to restart the dredging operation and expects to resume dredging on or about November 2. While the large hydraulic effort is underway a secondary small mechanical dredging project in area 2 just above the pedestrian bridge at the northern end of the lake is scheduled for December. Area 2 was dredged under the prior dredging effort but hurricanes Irene and Lee left that area in need of additional work. The hydraulic dredging project will continue into December pending weather.
October 1, 2012: Lake Elkhorn Dredging Update: The contractor has moved the hydraulic dredge from the Forebay Pond at the northern end of Lake Elkhorn to the cove area adjacent to Cradlerock Way. The dredging operation in the cove area will be completed before the end of October at which time the hydraulic dredge will move to area 3 which is south of the pedestrian bridge at the northern end of the lake. The dredging project is expected to continue into the fall and the anticipated completion date is December 2012.
September 17, 2012: Lake Elkhorn Dredging Update: The contractor will be moving the hydraulic dredge from the Forebay Pond at the northern end of the lake to the cove area adjacent to Cradlerock Way before the end of September. The dredging project is expected to continue into the fall and the anticipated completion date is December 2012.
August 14, 2012: Lake Elkhorn Dredging Update: In-lake dredging activity is now underway. The dredging contractor will initially focus their efforts in the forebay pond at the northern end of Lake Elkhorn before moving into the cove area adjacent to the large community tot lot. The dredging project is expected to continue through the end of the summer and into late fall.
July 23, 2012: Lake Elkhorn Dredging Update: In-lake dredging activity will begin before the end of July. The lake dredging operation will begin in the forebay pond located at the northern end of Lake Elkhorn. Installation of the equipment for mechanically de-watering lake sediment is well underway and is in the parking lot off of Broken Land Parkway. Residents can expect to see trucks hauling off sediment from Lake Elkhorn in the near term.
July 10, 2012: Lake Elkhorn Dredging Update - Important Dates:
- Thu, Jul 12 - Signs will be posted and notices will be delivered to residents of Farbell Row regarding the forthcoming dredge launch into Forebay Pond (Area 1).
- Mon, Jul 16 - No parking allowed on Farbell Row. Crane will be moved down Farbell Row, onto gravel construction road and to the edge of Forebay Pond. Dredge will be trucked from Wilde Lake to Forebay Pond using same travel path. The crane will lift the dredge into the pond. At conclusion of dredge launch, the crane will be removed by truck using the gravel construction entrance and Farbell Row. After the crane leaves, parking and other activities on Farbell Row may resume as normal. Residents will be notified when the dredge is scheduled for removal from Forebay Pond.
- Mon, Jul 23 & Tue, Jul 24 - The Lake Elkhorn Dockside parking lot accessed from Cradlerock Way will be closed. The dredging contract will be working to temporarily remove a few bollards and other obstacles to maximize the crane placement for launching a large booster pump. A crane will be positioned at dockside and a large booster pump will be brought in by truck. After the crane has placed the pump into the water, the crane will de-mobilize, the bollards replaced and the lot re-opened.
March 5, 2012: Lake Elkhorn Dredging Update - Supplemental funding was approved by the CA Board of Directors on January 26, 2012, to provide a construction contingency and increase overall sediment removal. Work is scheduled to begin in June 2012 and is expected to continue through December 2012. As noted previously the contractor request to extend the work hours until 11pm was denied and work on Lake Elkhorn will be limited to the hours between 7am and 9pm.
December 9, 2011: Lake Elkhorn Dredging Update - The Columbia Association has rejected a request by the Lake Elkhorn dredging contractor to consider longer work hours for the dredging project this coming summer. The contractor had made a request to continue work on the lake until 11pm but that request has been denied and dredging work will be limited to work hours from 7am to 9pm.
August 8, 2011: Lake Elkhorn Dredging Update - CA is pursuing a contract with JND Thomas Co., Inc. of Riverside, Calif., for the dredging of Lake Elkhorn in the amount of approximately $3.2 million. JND Thomas proposes to hydraulically dredge and mechanically dewater the Lake Elkhorn sediment. Per the contractor's availability, the start date for Lake Elkhorn dredging will be June 2012. Columbia Patch covers Lake Elkhorn dredging project.
Learn about JND Thomas' success in Lake Delavan, WI
July 12, 2011: Lake Elkhorn Dredging Update - Seven contractors have responded to CA's request for proposals to dredge Lake Elkhorn. Staff is in the process of reviewing those proposals and will be prepared to select a contractor within three weeks. The start dates vary by contractor and after a selection has been made an updated Lake Elkhorn dredging schedule will be distributed.
June 16, 2011: Lake Elkhorn Dredging Update - The Lake Elkhorn parking lot and pavilion have reopened temporarily. CA has reissued the Request for Proposals for completion of the Lake Elkhorn Dredging project and dredging activity isn't expected to resume until later this summer. In an effort to make the facility available to the public during this time, we have opened the parking lot and pavilion. The parking lot accessed off of Broken Land Parkway is no longer ADA accessible as it is a temporary opening. To accommodate for the loss of access, additional spaces have been designated as H/C Accessible in the existing parking lot off of Cradlerock Way, located on Dockside Lane.
May 3, 2011: Lake Elkhorn Dredging Update - The Columbia Association (CA) will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to complete the Lake Elkhorn dredging project within the next two weeks. Contract award will be made after June 15 when the state imposed fish spawning moratorium that prohibits dredging work is lifted. CA was unsuccessful in reaching a negotiated agreement with Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Company, the dredging contractor currently working on Lake Kittamaqundi. CA believes the competitive bid process will garner the best pricing and results for this important community project. The Lake Elkhorn dredging plan developed by HDR, a nationally recognized civil engineering firm, will be further reviewed by an outside dredging expert so that this anticipated community project is completed in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
April 22, 2011: Lake Elkhorn Update - CA staff members are actively pursing a negotiated contract to resume dredging Lake Elkhorn but work can begin no sooner than June 15 due to the aforementioned state mandated annual closure. Staff will bring the results of the negotiations to the CA Board of Directors in mid May.
March 9, 2011: Lake Elkhorn Dredging Update - The contract with current contractor dredging Lake Elkhorn has expired and they are in the process of removing their equipment from the staging area adjacent to Broken Land Parkway. The dredging was discontinued in December 2010 due to freezing temperatures and remained inactive until temperatures were consistently above freezing. During that period of inactivity, the annual Use I Stream Closure went into effect on March 1. This annual closure is mandated by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and prohibits in-water construction activities during the fish spawning period from March 1 through June 15 each year. In 2010, CA received an exception to the annual closure from MDE/DNR so that dredging could occur in the spring. CA applied for an exemption again this year but as of this date it has not been granted. During the state-mandated annual closure, Columbia Association staff are in the process of securing an alternate dredging contractor. An updated schedule will be released when a new contractor has been secured. CA is committed to completing the Lake Elkhorn dredging project, with a start-up of dredging activities as soon as possible.
- Latest Images of the Lake Elkhorn Dredging Project - 10/27/10
- Important Notice - Path Closure: There will be times when the path closure is not pre-determined, but construction activities and pedestrian safety require it to be closed for a very short period of time (i.e. 20-30 minutes). In cases such as these, signs may not be posted.
- Lake Elkhorn Update - March 26, 2010
- Lake Elkhorn Update - December 8, 2009
- Lake Elkhorn Update - November 23, 2009
- Lake Elkhorn Update - November 5, 2009
Information and Dredging Updates
Lake Kittamaqundi, in Town Center, is a 27-acre man-made lake with a maximum depth of seven feet. Its name, taken from the first recorded Native American settlement in Howard County, means "meeting place," and it is, indeed, a community-oriented site. CA is looking forward to dredging Lake Kittamaqundi within the next year so that it maintains its splendor and continues to serve as the "meeting place" in Columbia.
When dredging begins, CA will provide current updates and images of the Lake Kittamaqundi Lake Dredging project on this page.
January 2012 - Project Completed.
November 23, 2011 - Lake Kittamaqundi Dredging Project Update: The Lake Kittamaqundi dredging contract with Cashman Dredging that began in October 2010 has now been completed. The 14-month dredging effort totaled approximately 47,000 yards sediment which equates to roughly 3,000 tri-axle dump trucks moving sediment to approved dump sites. Cashman Dredging expects to have all of the dredging equipment off site before the end of 2011.
September 27, 2011 - Lake Kittamaqundi Dredging Project Update: Dredging at Lake Kittamaqundi has resumed after being temporarily suspended for clean-up operations associated with tropical level rain storms from earlier this month.
September 9, 2011 - Lake Kittamaqundi Dredging Project Update: Dredging at Lake Kittamaqundi has been temporarily suspended pending clean-up operations associated with the recent flooding at the South Entrance Rd. In spite of the recent flooding equipment damage was minor. Unfortunately the staging area was completely saturated with water from the tropical level rain storms and it will take several days before the staging area can accommodate lake sediments. Further updates will be issued when dredging work resumes.
August 8, 2011 - Lake Kittamaqundi Dredging Project Update: Work will continue on the Lake Kittamaqundi dredging project through the summer.
June 20, 2011 - Lake Kittamaqundi Dredging Project Update: Work continues in the main body of the lake with the dredging operation currently taking place just north of CA's Headquarters Office and Clyde's restaurant. More than 1,500 tandem axle dump trucks have been filled with lake sediment and hauled off site. Sediment removal is now approximately 40% complete. Work will continue through the summer and into the fall.
May 20, 2011 - Lake Kittamaqundi Dredging Project Update: Work continues in the main body of Lake Kittamaqundi and the dredging effort will continue to move from the north to the south this summer. The dewatering effort remains in place at the South Entrance Road staging area and there are no new developments in the dredging process.
May 5, 2011 - Lake Kittamaqundi Dredging Project Update: Dredging work is continuing in the main body of the lake using the primary sediment staging area located at South Entrance Road. The sediment dewatering bags are visible from the South Entrance Road drive looking north. The dredging project will continue through the spring and summer. The current dredging program calls for operating the hydraulic dredge on the lake for 5 work days followed by a 15-day dewatering and sediment haul off process.
April 22, 2011 - Lake Kittamaqundi Dredging Project Update: Dredging work was temporarily suspended for three weeks while the dredging contractor modified dewatering methods to adjust from heavier sand and course grain material to the lighter sediment found further down lake. Dredging is now back underway and large de-watering bags have been installed at the staging area. Work will continue through this spring and summer until the dredging project has been completed.
March 1, 2011 - Lake Kittamaqundi Dredging Project Update: The work on Lake Kittamaqundi consisting of dredging, wetland creation and extensive site work to armor the Little Patuxent River banks has been progressing smoothly.
From the project inception, the contractor focused on the northern area of the lake and Little Patuxent River where various site features were to be constructed. The northern area of Lake Kittamaqundi is designated as Area 1 and contains the following enhancements: engineered wetlands, stone berms and peninsulas that form a "forebay" within the lake. Adjacent to the site enhancements, the Little Patuxent Rivier received bank armoring in select locations where the erosion from the storm surges and over-topping of the river created conditions that were detrimental to Lake Kittamaqundi.
The new wetlands and peninsula areas were created using dredged materials that has been dewatered using geo-bags that were placed within the limits of the new wetland area. The first two geo-bags were placed in the northern wetland area. The dredge begin hydraulically dredging from the northern most area of the Lake, Area 1. This material filled the geo-bags and was allowed to dewater. Once these two bags were full, the next two bags were laid out and the process repeated. The geo-bags, once full, were used as a stable place for equipment to be stationed to begin placing rip-rap (stone) in the lake. This rip-rap is the material that forms the stone berm and stabilizes the perimeter of the wetlands and peninsulas. After creating the perimeters, the bags were spliced open and the dewatered sediment was used to create the features. The wetland areas will be planted with native wetland-type vegetation in the warmer months of spring and begin the process of establishing themselves into a "wetland habitat."
Contractor has also completed work on the "imbricated rip-rap" in the Little Patuxent River. The "imbricated rip-rap" means large rock sections are stacked tightly onto each other to form a stone wall which is impervious to the eroding forces of moving water. Our contractor, Cashman Dredging and Marine Construction, was able to work through the winter months to complete the construction of the site features and the river bank armoring. Cashman is now focusing their efforts to dredge, de-water and haul from the site the accumulated sediment in Areas 2 and 3.
The primary staging area is located at South Entrance Road. It is at this site that the hydraulic dredge pumps the sediment for dewatering. Area 1 is nearing completion. The composition of the sediment in Area 1 is primarily sand. Over time, the sand became heavily compacted and it required a larger dredge to grind through the dense layer. Cashman brought in a 12" dredge for this purpose and with great effort, successfully removed the sediments as required. Quite a bit of rock was also recovered by the dredging effort which is believed to be the remnants of historical attempts to reinforce the isthmus from the eroding forces of the Little Patuxent River.
Cashman has created a secondary "staging area" along the isthmus at the Kennedy Gardens area for dewatering sediment fines from the created containment area. The contractor continues to access area from the lower lot of the General Growth Properties building in Town Center. An entry road from the parking lot to the paved hiker/biker path, with the widening and stabilizing of the hiker/biker path for truck traffic was completed. A temporary section of pedestrian path with signage to detour users off of the truck access section of the path was installed. The dredging will commence in Area 2 (area south of the newly formed peninsulas) and will continue in force as scheduled. Work will be performed 11 hours per day, 7 days a week, in accordance with the Howard County code. Turbidity monitoring continues to ensure that excessive sediment is not released into other areas of the Lake.
- Latest Images of the Lake Kittamaqundi Dredging Project - 3/1/2011
- Important Notice - Path closure from Town Center to Kennedy Gardens - Due to work being done on the Lake Kittamaqundi Dredging Project, the pathway from Town Center to the Kennedy Gardens has been closed to the public. A temporary path from the Route 29 Pedestrian bridge to GGP's lower parking lot has been installed and directional signage has been provided. This pathway bypasses the work areas and maintains access to Town Center from Oakland Mills. The duration of the path closure is not known at this time. A tentative estimate would be Spring 2011.
- Temporary Path Closures: There may be temporary path closures periodically during the site work portion of the project. CA will make every effort to notify the community in advance. There will be times when the path closure is not pre-determined, but construction activities and pedestrian safety require it to be closed for a very short period of time (i.e. 20-30 minutes). In cases such as these, signs may not be posted. Please maintain safe distances from all construction equipment.
- Dredging Site Notice: Please avoid walking on newly-created wetlands and peninsulas Once the tender wetland plants are placed, they need to remain undisturbed in order for them to have enough time to get established and rooted so they can perform their 'wetland' function properly, like filtrating the water, providing habitat to wildlife, etc. If these emerging wetlands are walked on, it may impede their ability to become established and they may die, meaning CA would have to pay for the re-planting of these areas at future dates.
- Town Center Village Presentation
- Presentation to CA Board of Directors
- Cost Estimate Flow Chart
- Sediment Sampling, Laboratory Testing
- Sediment Survey
- Environmental Impact Metric
- Noise Impact
- Quality of Life Performance Standards
- Staging Options & Comparisons
Information and Dredging Updates
Wilde Lake is a 22-acre man-made lake built by the Columbia Association in 1967. The site was originally a low-lying meadow of rough grass featuring a small stream. The lake depth ranges from 13 feet at the back of the dam to nearly eight feet in the lake's center. Wilde Lake flows downstream into Lake Kittamaqundi.
CA currently has plans to dredge Wilde Lake and, and when dredging begins, CA will provide timely updates and images of the lake dredging effort on this page.
July 23, 2012 - Wilde Lake Dredging Project Update: The dredging project at Wilde Lake is now complete and the dredging contractor is in the process of moving equipment from Wilde Lake to Lake Elkhorn. All equipment and piping will be removed before the end of July. Work on re-establishing the grass field below the dam which was disturbed to create a mechanical de-watering staging area will take place during the next 60 days.
July 3, 2012 - Wilde Lake Dredging Project Update: Minor equipment problems and the recent bad weather have extended the Wilde Lake dredging project by approximately three weeks. Arrangements have been made so that the Wilde Lake Nature Camp can continue unimpeded and the contractor is making good progress toward the lake dredging goals. The dredge will be moving into the small cove adjacent to the Cove condominiums within the next three to five days and shortly thereafter begin the de-mobilization process so that work on the Lake Elkhorn project can move forward.
May 15, 2012 - Wlide Lake Dredging Project Update: JND Thomas is now 14 days into the dredging process and at this time has removed approximately 2,500 of the 15,000 cubic yards under contract. The dredging project focuses on the area at the north west end of the lake where the majority of sediment is located. The dredging contractor will work to the upper reaches of the lake and will then move to the small cove adjacent to the Cove condominiums.
April 19, 2012 - Wilde Lake Dredging Project Update: Testing of the dredging equipment, water lines and de-watering equipment is scheduled to take place within the next few days. Residents in the Wilde Lake area should expect to see trucks moving to and from the staging area hauling sediment off site within the next 5 to 10 days.
April 17, 2012 - Wilde Lake Dredging Project Update: Wilde Lake dredging is gearing up! We are now performing site construction and preparation for the dredge to begin actively removing sediments from the lake. The dredging contractor is connecting the piping he will need to accomplish the dredging of the lake. To do so, the contractor fuses lengths of piping, attaches floats, and pushes the piping into the water. Until earlier today, the piping had been pushed across the lake from shore to shore. Yesterday morning the contractor pulled the piping to the north shore of the lake (closest to the Barn) and is working to complete the remaining connection work. This week, the contractor will install turbidity curtains in the lake that will isolate the work area but also be an impediment to recreational boaters. All residents should be aware that this is an active construction site and as the dredge works, the piping will impact different parts of the lake. CA strongly recommends that folks avoid the construction / dredging activity at Wilde Lake, both on land and in the water. Dredging will be operational 6 days per week starting sometime this week. Lake Kittamaqundi and Elkhorn are wonderful alternatives for those wishing to paddle around while work is conducted at Wilde Lake. The estimated completion of dredging is June 2012.
April 9, 2012 - Wilde Lake Dredging Project Update: Work on the staging area in the grass field below the Wilde Lake dam is 80% complete at this time. Mechanical de-watering equipment will be placed at the staging area below the dam during the week of April 9. The hydraulic dredge is expected to arrive at Wilde Lake on or about April 12, and will be placed in the lake shortly thereafter. Fabrication of piping associated with the mechanical de-watering process will move forward during the next several days and involves running 8" pipelines from the staging area into the lake and then connecting to the hydraulic dredge. The pipeline will cross the pedestrian pathway in four areas and where this occurs the pipeline will be buried below the pathway. Temporary pathway closures will occur so that the piping can be placed underneath existing pedestrian pathways.
March 22, 2012 - Wilde Lake Dredging Project Update: The Wilde Lake dredging contractor has now started site work associated with the creation of the de-watering staging area in the grass field below the Wilde Lake dam. Work on the staging area is expected to last approximately 3 weeks after which time active lake dredging will begin. During this same period a temporary access road will be created just west of the Wilde Lake Barn. The temporary access road will be created to allow placement of the hydraulic dredge onto Wilde Lake. The dredge is expected to arrive in Columbia on or about April 9 and shortly thereafter it will be placed in Wilde Lake. Wilde Lake Dredging Project Map
March 19, 2012 - Wilde Lake Dredging Project Update: Supplemental funding was approved by the CA Board of Directors on January 26, 2012. Although work had been scheduled to being in August 2012, CA requested and recently received approval from the state to begin the project earlier and the dredging project is now scheduled to begin in April 2012. The website will be updated as soon as a firm date for work on Wilde Lake has been received.
January 6, 2012 - Wilde Lake Dredging Project Update: CA has selected JND Thomas to perform the Wilde Lake Dredging Project. Work is scheduled for August 2012. Contract development is pending a supplemental funding request to the CA Board of Directors which will be presented in January 2012. Learn about JND Thomas' success in Lake Delavan, WI
November 23, 2011 - Wilde Lake Dredging Project Update: Proposals to dredge Wilde Lake have been received and are now under review. Staff expects to make an award before the end of this calendar year. The planned contract start date to begin in water dredging work at Wilde Lake will be August 19, 2012 so that the Columbia Nature Camp program can continue to operate from the Wilde Lake facility next summer. There is a state mandated fish spawning closure period that prevents in water dredging activities until June 16. Moving the start of in water dredging work at Wilde Lake to August 19 will allow the very popular CA Wilde Lake Nature Camp program to operate this coming summer
October 17, 2011 - Wilde Lake Dredging Project Update: Responses to the Columbia Association Request For Proposals to dredge Wilde Lake have been received and are under evaluation. Staff expects to complete the evaluation process by the end of November and to make a contract award shortly thereafter.
August 9, 2011 - Wilde Lake Dredging Project Update: The Request for Proposals to dredge Wilde Lake will be re-issued in mid-August with contractor information due back to CA within 45 days.
July 12, 2011 - Wilde Lake Dredging Project Update: CA staff are moving forward with a new request for proposals and will have that release date by the end of July.
June 24, 2011 - Wilde Lake Dredging Project Update: CA has terminated the contract with Genesis Fluid Solutions to dredge Wilde Lake for non-performance. CA will re-open the request for proposals process to keep the Wilde Lake dredging project moving forward. CA has reserved all of its legal rights under the contract with Genesis Fluid Solutions.
June 10, 2011 - Wilde Lake Dredging Project Update: CA has issued a notice to proceed to the Wilde Lake Dredging Contractor to begin in June. As of June 10, 2011 CA has not received a commitment to start the dredging project from the contractor. CA is committed to dredging Wilde Lake and will provide bi-monthly updates until this matter has been resolved.
April 22, 2011 - Wilde Lake Dredging Project Update: The Wilde Lake dredging contractor has been notified that work in Wilde Lake will be permissible after June 15. Staff is in the process of working with the contractor to ascertain an anticipated on-site arrival date and that information will be made available by mid-May 2011.
October 19, 2010: Wilde Lake Dredging Project Update - The original schedule showed that dredging activities at Wilde Lake were to commence in mid-September 2010. USACE/MDE and County Permits were expected to be received by the end of August 2010. While the County permit was issued on schedule, the USACE/MDE permit was received later than anticipated. The late arrival of the final permit prompted a re-assessment of the schedule to determine if the dredging work could be completed before the cold weather set in necessitating an operational shutdown. As a result of the re-examination of the schedule, the dredging contractor requested an extension for the project time of performance so that the work could begin in 2011. CA staff evaluated their justifications and, after notifying the CA Board of Directors, granted Genesis Fluid Solutions the extension to commence dredging in 2011.