Hydraulic Dredging

An Advanced Restoration Method For Larger Waterfronts.

Like suction dredging, hydraulic dredging is the process by which sediment can literally be sucked out of your waterfront. This method of dredging is appropriate for larger scale projects and maintains many of the benefits associated with diver assisted suction dredging.

This solution is convenient, cost effective, and productive. Through hydraulic dredging, a floating barge (typically 40’ and larger) pumps inorganic sediment or organic sediment (mud, muck, decaying plants) out of a pond or lake. We use a horizontal auger dredge, which tends to work well in large ponds and smaller lakes. Pumped water is returned after sediment is filtered out using our geotextile tubes. Pictured is a 24′ hydraulic dredge utilizing an 8″ pipe.

Additional Benefits

  • No draining or diverting of water out of your pond, lake, waterfront, or river is necessary, which means a lower fish and amphibian mortality rate.
  • Our horizontal auger dredge is relatively compact and is easily launched in most common applications.
  • Outfitted with a high capacity pump, and a horizontal auger head, we can dredge down to 15′ deep.
  • Our equipment is one truck transportable, thus reducing mobilization costs significantly versus most hydraulic dredging operations. This results in greater value for the homeowner, lake association, or municipality.

As with anything else, the right tool for the job is essential. Should you need a larger project executed, we have access to hydraulic dredges of all sizes, and will have something appropriate for your project.

Dredging Estimator

Estimate the cost of restoring your pond using hydraulic dredging. Our free dredging cost estimator can give you a better idea how much sediment is in your body of water, and what it will cost to remove it.

Find out why we’re the best.

With our diver-assisted-suction-dredging and hydraulic dredging, we have the perfect solution for your needs.