The study, approved at a cost of $65,000 with Tetra Tech, includes data collection and site evaluation then a feasibility assessment. The reservoir has silted in over time with a capacity in 2009 of 512 million gallons, down from the original 978 million gallons when built in 1963.
The dredging, explained Public Works Director Brant Keller, is a three-step process, first the analysis, the evaluation and site preparation for the dredged material, and finally the actual dredging. The study would the road may for dreading of the Heads Cree Reservoir over 10 years.
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