Option B1: Dredging similar to 1984 dredging. Concrete and stone walls adjacent to public parks are replaced with a more natural edge. Wetland plants have developed along the river’s edge.
General Description: Mirror Pond is dredge similar to 1984 dredging. The existing concrete and stone walls adjacent to public parks have been removed and a more natural edge has been planted. After 30 years, emergent wetland zones have been developed along the river’s edge and accumulation of sediment continues during that 30 years. Mirror Pond is once again at full capacity of sediment storage and dredging Mirror Pond again will be required.
- Cost: Estimated at $5.7 million to dredge and remove 60,000 cubic yards of sediment and replace concrete and stone walls.
- Permitting: Requires Federal, State, and City permits that are likely to require addressing release of silt downstream.
- Habitat: Dredging may need to be repeated every 30 years.
- Other maintenance activities focused on plantings and habitat at edge of pond.
- Recreation: Fishing, floating, boating, swimming, bird and animal watching.
Related: Official Mirror Pond Visions Page
Be heard: Take the Official Mirror Pond Survey