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Corps awards $1.9 million contract for Pistol Creek Lake Sediment Removal Project

Published Oct. 6, 2011

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2011) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District awarded a $1,956,888 contract Sept. 30 to Environmental, Safety & Health, Inc., of Knoxville, Tenn., for the Pistol Creek Lake Sediment Removal Project.

The project requires the draining of Greenbelt Lake and diverting/managing inflows from Brown’s Creek, Pistol Creek and storm drains that discharge into the lake. Sediment will be removed from the lake to establish a determined lake depth. The sediment will be drained and then disposed of.

"It is great to get to the construction phase of the project," said Dave Bishop, project manager for the Pistol Creek renovation project. "This project is going to improve the aquatic habitat of the lake. It will also contribute to improving the aquatic habitat downstream from Greenbelt Lake."

In addition to stabilization of the shoreline, plantings to include shrub, grasses and aquatic vegetation will be accomplished.

Pistol Creek arises from several springs in the Carpenter's Campground section of Blount County, flowing first northeast, then northwest to Pearson Springs within the city of Maryville.

Click here to see the official contract award announcement on the Federal Business Opportunities web site.

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