The Lake County Water Authority (LCWA) and its two partners in a dredging project on Lake Beauclair have been recognized with an international environmental award from the Western Dredging Association, which covers North America, Central America, and South America.
LCWA, as well as Jahna Dredging, Inc. and Taylor Engineering, received the 2013 Environmental Excellence Award for the “Environmental Dredging and Aquatic Enhancement of Lake Beauclair” project. The project included the hydraulic dredging of more than 1,300,000 cubic yards of nutrient-rich, fine-grained, organic muck sediments.
“This collaborative project was successful and achieved our objective because of the professionalism and diligence of all the organizations involved,” says Michael Perry, LCWA’s executive director. “Because everyone worked so well together, we were able to bring in the project early and on-budget.”