Work Completed as of December 18, 2017

Following is a summary of main work items performed recently:

  • Completed placing the finish soil over the reconstructed levee slopes.
  • Completed construction of the island in pond D.
  • Rip rap slope protection at water control structures.
  • Continued working on the piping extensions at the canal gates for pond C, D and E.
  • Final grading of pond bottoms and levee slopes.
  • Installation of 3 of the turtle basking areas.
  • Partial installation of erosion control blanket in pond E.
  • Wallace-Kuhl (field geotechnical) took in-situ density tests and moisture contents for compacted levee and island construction.

Upcoming work:

  • Complete the piping extensions at the canal gates for pond C, D and E and place rip rap slope protection around pipes.
  • Final grading of tops of levees.
  • Installation of remaining 4 turtle basking areas (7 total).
  • Installation of basking logs (15 total) in ponds C, D and E.
  • Installation of retaining wall, boulders and decomposed granite at dip net area.
  • Complete installation of erosion control blanket in ponds C, D and E.
  • Hydroseed levee slopes.