As the sediment was removed, it was dewatered, and the resulting cake was trucked to the Eagle Point Landfill, Ball Ground, Ga., approximately 45 miles from the reservoir. Photos: Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority
The reservoir was restored to its original 14-foot depth within six months.
Usually, a single contractor dredges and dewaters. But this project's deadline required using two specialists — one to supply mobile belt presses and another for recessed chamber presses — working simultaneously.