Dredging Operations

Muck & Sand Removal

Hydraulic dredging is a way to remove muck and sand by pumping 2000 gallons per minute of water and sediment slurry to a sediment pond. Hydraulic dredging is one of the most cost-effective method of dredging and offers the lowest environmental impact. Hydraulic dredging (cutter head suction dredging) is best suited for removal of muck and bottom sediments in a pond or lake where conventional excavators cannot reach. The compact size of our dredging equipment allows us to work in areas like small canals, where larger equipment is not suitable. Hydraulic dredging requires the construction of a sediment pond where we place the spoils from the dredging operation and we return clean water from the sediment pond to the original water body.


Savin Lake Services can manage the entire dredging process for our customers including permitting application, joint meetings with the Michigan EGLE, soil analysis (if required by the EGLE), the dredging operation, and clean up after the project is completed. We can pump bottom sediment to the sediment pond up to five (5) miles away. Our dredging operation has no impact to property owner’s lawns and yards because we hand carry our dredge piping through properties so we do not damage or disturb the property in any way.

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