Arrowhead Cove Pilot Dredging Project Photo Gallery

The Arrowhead Cove pilot dredging project at Deep Creek Lake has been completed. This project involves the removal of accumulated sediment from the lakebed, revitalizing the waterbody, providing greater boater access, and preserving its ecological integrity.

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Arrowhead Cove Map on Deep Creek Lake

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Aerial photo of the cove before dredging

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Aerial photo of the cove before dredging

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Aerial photo of the cove before dredging

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Backhoe near the waters edge of the cove

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Backhoe near waters edge at the cove

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Machinery moving tree

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Machinery working on entrance to cove

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Machinery moving tree

December 1, 2023

The first load of sediment was removed from Arrowhead Cove this morning, 12/1/2023. Main cofferdam and turbidity curtain was fully installed on Wednesday and Thursday. Project is well on its way.

We will keep a close eye on all aspects of sediment removal, dewatering, water pumping, and effectiveness of the cofferdam before Brookfield raises the water levels back to the upper rule band.

Brookfield will be raising the Deep Creek water levels to 2458’ beginning at the end of the day on Thursday, December 7. This is about a 1.5’ increase to where water levels have been for the last three weeks.

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Arrowhead Cofferdam half way across cove

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Arrowhead Cofferdam installation

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Sediment being removed from cove

December 4, 2023

Trucks delivered the first load of dewatered sediment to the County landfill.

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Arrowhead First Stockpiled Sediment Sent to Landfill

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Arrowhead Main Cofferdam

December 5, 2023

Pictures show sediment excavation and growing sediment stockpile for dewatering material before transport to the landfill.

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Sediment dewatering stockpile

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Arrowhead Sediment Excavation near Cofferdam

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Project sign

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Sediment excavation

December 8, 2023

Photos show the cofferdam and sediment excavation. The sediment stockpile is growing for dewatering material before transport to the landfill.

Brookfield has started to raise the Deep Creek water levels to 2458’ -- this is about a 1.5’ increase to where water levels have been for the last three weeks.

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Aerial photo of the cove

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Aerial photo of the cove

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Aerial photo of the cove

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Aerial photo of the cove

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Aerial photo of the cove

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Aerial photo of the cove

December 18, 2023

We only got 0.4” of rain yesterday and little snow today. No problems at the dredge site. Crews were able to work all day and removed 640 cy of sediment. We are at about 40% removal.

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Backhoe removing sediment from cove floor

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Backhoe loading sediment into dump truck

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Backhoe removing sediment from cove floor

December 22, 2023

Byco is over 50% of the way done with removing sediment from the cove and will be completed with that portion of the project by mid-January.

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Cove with excavation work

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Sediment being removed

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Sediment being removed

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Sediment being removed

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Sediment being removed

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Sediment being removed

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Excavation difference

January 5, 2024

The Cove from Rt. 219 after removal of the small cofferdam and two backhoes rolling up the smaller cofferdam.

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Arrowhead Cove Removing Cofferdam

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Arrowhead Cove Removing Cofferdam

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Arrowhead Cove Cofferdam Removal

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Arrowhead Cove Backhoes Removing Cofferdam

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Arrowhead Cove Cofferdam Removal

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Arrowhead Cove Cofferdam Removal

January 10, 2024

The main cofferdam was removed from Arrowhead Cove. 

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Cofferdam Removal

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Cofferdam Removal at Deep Creek Lake

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Cofferdam Roll Up