Board Approves Contract To Re-Evaluate Soils at Sediment Site

The Shell Rock River Watershed District Board of Managers Tuesday approved re-evaluating soils on the site where sediment will be stored after being removed from Fountain Lake during dredging this summer.

The board approved a contract not to exceed $20,000 with OBG Co.

Watershed District Administrator Andy Henschel said the decision came after soil not suited for the site — organic peat, an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter — was found on the first cell of the confined disposal facility, a 40-acre basin with 25- to 28-foot side beams north of Interstate 90 and 1 1/2 miles north of Fountain Lake.

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