Removal and disposal of 3,000,000 cu/yd of sediment from John Redmond Reservoir and streambank stabilization projects above Redmond to reduce incoming sediment loads.
During the 2014 legislative session, the Governor endorsed a plan to issue $25 million in bonds for the dredging of 3.0 million cubic yards of sediment from this reservoir to restore water supply lost to sedimentation. During legislative deliberations, portions of the project were reduced lowering the need for bond issuance to $20 million. The project restored water supply storage in John Redmond Reservoir near Burlington in Coffey County. Streambank stabilization projects will also take place above the reservoir.
Dewatering activities are taking place on all five of the confined disposal facilities sites. Soil sampling has been conducted and analysis will be completed to evaluate the productivity of use of dredging material for agricultural production.
$20,000,000 bond and Kansas Water Marketing Fund (planning phase)
The video to the left gives an overview of the John Redmond Reservoir Dredging Project.
A sediment survey completed in 2014 revealed that John Redmond Reservoir had lost approximately 40% of its capacity due to sediment build up.
Completed in October 2016, the dredging project removed an average of 19,108 cubic yards of material per day of operation.