After completion of dredging a municipal pond in Newport News, Virginia in October, Lake Services mobilized and began dredging of the navigation channel on Neabsco Creek off the Potomac River in Woodbridge, VA. The Prince William County Board of Supervisors allocated the money to pay for the channel dredging. In addition, 4 Neabsco Creek Marinas individually contracted with Lake Services for maintenance dredging of their facilities. All dredging will be completed by the end of January 2019. Neabsco Creek and its marinas are long term customers of Lake Services.
This video shows our progress:
Below is an excerpt from an INSIDENOVA article detailing this project:
Neabsco Creek Dredging is Underway
There are an estimated 17,000 cubic yards of silt clogging the channel in Neabsco Creek.
To put that in perspective, one cubic yard of saturated silt can typically weigh up to 3,000 pounds, according to Prince William County.
This means that 51 million pounds of soil or 25,500 tons of silt need to be removed to maintain the channel and ensure that boats can continue to safely navigate the creek. It would take about 6,800 full-sized pickup trucks to haul that away.