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Corning Lake Restoration Project

Corning Lake Restoration Project

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Find out details of plans to dredge, deepen and reshape the lake to restore the aquatic ecosystem with improved water chemistry and zones of diverse emergent and submergent vegetation.
Find out details of plans to dredge, deepen and reshape the lake to restore the aquatic ecosystem with improved water chemistry and zones of diverse emergent and submergent vegetation.

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Ecological Restoration of Corning Lake

Scheduled completion: Spring 2015
Corning Lake is being dredged, deepened, and reshaped to restore this auatic
ecos!stem "ith impro#ed "ater chemistr! and $ones of di#erse emergent and
submergent #egetation% &he lake's current o#erflo" "ill be replaced "ith a ne"
o#erflo" at the lake's south"est corner% (#erflo" "ater "ill run through a ne"
riparian )eado" *arden "hose purpose is to lo"er "ater temperature and
impro#e "ater ualit! before it feeds into Lotus +ond and ultimatel! the high
ualit!, cold"ater habitat of the +ierson Creek "atershed%
&he lake shoreline "ill be enhanced "ith nati#e #egetation, a ne" gra#el path,
seating areas and bridge% ,n addition, the eastern end of the lake "ill be upgraded
to a high ualit! "etland to attract "ildlife% -ccess through the "etland and to the
island "ill be impro#ed b! the addition of a board"alk during this phase of the
pro.ect or during phase t"o%
Lotus pond "ill also be dredged to make it deeper and planted "ith more di#erse
and impro#ed plantings that "ill feature the -merican Lotus for "hich this pond is
named% &he concrete spill"a! from Lotus +ond "ill be con#erted into a more
natural stream and "ill include t"o ne" bridges%
/5,000 !d/ of sediment "ill be remo#ed from Corning Lake and 1,000 !d/ "ill be
taken from Lotus +ond and put into se#eral surrounding spoil piles to drain% Some
of these spoils "ill be graded into the landscape and used to create our future Earth
Sculpture *ardens in the south"est corner of Corning Lake%
Ri#er0orks, from Sto", (hio "as hired to complete the pro.ect% - collaborati#e
team of restoration biologists, engineers and construction specialists that pro#ide
high ualit! design build ser#ices for stream and "etland restoration% 1/ logos2

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