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Watershed revitalization through sediment removal

Rich Weber,
Fountain Lake Restoration Project, Minnesota

Many U.S. waters have been listed as impaired waters by their respective states, as a result of the Clean Water Act and the Water Quality Planning and Management regulation. Many other water resources have been listed as threatened waters, or are in the process of being evaluated to prioritize watershed protection or restoration activities. 

The responsibility of protecting these waters and addressing impairments is the responsibility of states, local communities, and watershed districts. The goals for related restoration programs can include providing enhanced recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat enhancements, and preservation of natural environments.

Watershed communities can tailor a variety of approaches to protect or restore water resources. With the growing complexity of water quality issues, regulations, and modern challenges, collaboration with experienced experts is needed now more than ever.

Experts from OBG have successfully applied numerous strategies for watershed and water quality improvement, including program development, permitting, design, and implementation of nutrient-laden sediment removal, management, and reuse.

Fountain Lake Restoration

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How can we help?

OBG has a long history of sediment management on some of the most challenging waterway projects in the U.S. For example, our experts have helped to restore the Lower Fox River (WI), Hudson River (NY), Indiana Harbor and Canal (IN), Onondaga Lake (NY), and Duwamish River (WA). 

If your waterway restoration plans include sediment management or dredging, our experts can assist you in successful development and implementation of your project. 

About Rich Weber: Rich Weber, PE is a vice president at OBG and co-leader of the company’s contaminated sediment practice. Rich has more than 30 years of experience focused on the study of complex and diverse environmental impairments and the implementation of appropriate and strategic remedial construction actions to address the related risks. He is a registered professional engineer in seven states.

Rich frequently presents on contaminated sediment topics, including discussing the Fountain Lake Restoration Project at the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) Greater Kansas City 9th Annual Industry Day in Missouri.

Rich Weber, PE                                                                              
Rich.Weber@obg.com                                                                                 ‘
(414) 837-3582