Regency Lake Restoration

Location: Overland Park, Kan.

Client: City of Overland Park

Completion Date: 2009

Burns & McDonnell performed a lake volume and sediment study that included lake and sediment soundings, sampling and analytical testing for Regency Lake in Overland Park, Kan. The residential community lake is within a 13-acre city park and is surrounded by a bike/hiking trail, playground and other community facilities.

A lake management plan and restoration report was prepared that included installing a previously designed lake aeration system, new low water spillway structure, aquatic weed control, and performing hydraulic dredging and mechanical excavation of the lake to remove approximately 11,000 cubic yards of sediment.

Burns & McDonnell designed the dredging plans, specifications and assisted the city in obtaining construction bids. Dredging included use of a new prototype mini dredge to hydraulically dredge sediment to be disposed of in geotextile bags placed around the lake shoreline. When adequately dry, bagged sediment was hauled off site to be used as backfill for a roadway project. Burns & McDonnell also provided construction observation services for the project.

  • Lake sediment study
  • Lake aeration system
  • Sediment dredging
  • Construction observation