Winnetka Pond East Dredging Project
Discussions are being held and plans developed for the dredging of accumulated sediment from Winnetka Pond East. Winnetka Pond East is in the Bassett Creek Watershed, located along the North Branch of Bassett Creek, north of 36th Ave. and east of Winnetka Ave. that adjoins the Winnetka Village Apartment property.
The dredging of sediment from the almost three-acre pond will restore water quality treatment capability and improve water quality downstream by trapping sediment in the pond. A native vegetation buffer zone is also being considered that will filter pollutants such as phosphorus, sediment and bacteria from storm runoff, improving the pond's water quality.
The work (if ordered) is schedule to begin late fall 2018 and will continue through the winter months of 2018 – 2019.