Floating dredging equipment minimizes traffic congestion

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.

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