Monday, June 13, 2011
Unsentimental About Sediment
Look at Pettoranello Pond, and it's clear that a plume of sediment is growing at the inlet, where the incoming water slows and drops whatever dirt it's carrying from upstream. If one digs this sediment out periodically, the sediment won't spread to the rest of the pond, and an expensive dredging operation can be avoided. I've mentioned this to the township, but the response seems to be that the state Dept. of Environmental Protection imposes regulatory barriers to this sort of proactive pond maintenance.