Kimzey Pond to Undergo Dredging this Summer
City staff to improve water quality and restore aquatic life at Kimzey Pond this summer.
Kimzey Pond will undergo a dredging project this summer, which will result in cleaner water and a better habitat for the fauna and flora located in the pond. Work will begin after the July Fourth holiday and will be complete by the end of August.
Dredging is the process of removing silt from the bed of a pond. Kimzey Pond is currently only at 55% holding capacity. After the dredging is complete, the average water depth of the pond will change from 3.5ft to 6.3ft as a result of the removal of approximately 5,600 cubic yards of silt. Also, the volume of the pond will hold an additional 1.4 million gallons of water.
Once excavated, the silt will dry in a fenced-in area near the pond. Afterward, crews will remove the silt and repair the turf area in time for the fall. An odor may come about as a result of the dredge. Due to the nature of the project, there may also be some noise from the work.
Residents should expect minimal impact on park use, neighborhood traffic, and aquatic life. The park will remain open to the public throughout the process and the playground and trail areas will remain unaffected. The neighboring Ross Downs Homeowners Association has stated its support for this work. The City of Colleyville will be working diligently to ensure this project has as minimal impact on residents as possible. Colleyville hired Merrell Brothers for this project based on its extensive experience, references, and project completion timeline.
Those with concerns can contact Parks & Recreation Director Lisa Escobedo at 817.503.1183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.