Delavan Lake inlet dredging

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  1. DNR will conduct meeting on dredging proposal at 5:00 p.m. on June 15 at the Delavan Town Hall

    DELAVAN – The Town of Delavan in Walworth County is proposing to hydraulically dredge 45,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Delavan Lake inlet to form a navigation channel from the State Highway 50 bridge to 3000 feet upstream. The channel depth will vary from five to six feet. A pipeline will convey the sediment from the channel to the dewatering site. Sediment will be dewatered on a one-acre property owned by the town behind the fire station on Town Hall Road. The sediment will be transported to the OCI Enterprises, LLC, gravel pit off State Highway 67. The filtered water will be returned to the lake.

    This project is not anticipated to result in significant environmental impacts. The department has made a preliminary determination that an Environmental Impact Statement will not be required for this action.

    Copies of the Environmental Assessment used in developing the department’s preliminary determination can be obtained from Pam Schense, Water Management Specialist, and (262) 574-2136 or by e-mail at [email protected].

    Public comments on the Environmental Assessment are welcome. Submit comments to Pam Schense, 141 NW Barstow St., Waukesha ,WI 53188, (262) 574-2136, by Friday, July 2, 2010. The public may provide comments and ask questions at an informational meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, 2010, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Delavan Town Hall, 5621 Town Hall Road, Delavan.