Silt Removal (lake desilting & dredging)

Salix are specialist contractors with extensive knowledge and experience in delivering silt removal (lake desilting and dredging) projects across a wide range of water bodies.  We operate a range of technical plant and equipment, including pump and floating dredging equipment. We have developed methodology to suit the most sensitive sites ensuring the protection of water quality and features of ecological interest.

We offer comprehensive environmental support and advice across all silt removal projects. Services include sediment characterisation, regulatory liaison, licencing, ecological surveying, monitoring and where suitable habitat enhancements.

Our integrated approach ensures that we can provide you with a range of environmentally sound and cost effective solutions for the management, reuse and disposal of sediment.


Case Studies

Woodberry reedbeds vegetating
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Dawn Chorus at Woodberry Wetlands

We are always delighted to see how sites we’ve been involved with look after a year or two, and Woodberry Wetlands has been great to see develop. As part of the…

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Walthamstow Wetlands reedbeds established 13 November 2017
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Walthamstow Wetlands Habitat is Thriving

Two hectares of wetland habitat were created using silt pumped from the main reservoir as part of conservation work to help this London nature reserve

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walthamstow by Steve Ayers
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Water works at Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands by Stephen Ayers The latest stage of the transformation of Walthamstow Wetlands into the largest wetland nature reserve in London will see…

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Woodberry Wetlands

Desilting a large reservoir in the heart of London and creating a new wetland habitat. Dredging silts enabled us to create 13,000 square metres of new reed bed

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Creating a new nature reserve in East London

Salix is helping the London Wildlife Trust to create a new nature reserve on the site of Thames Water’s East Reservoir in Stoke Newington.

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Revetments at Midhurst
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Lake Desilting & Biodiversity Improvements at Midhurst’s South Pond

The South Downs National Park Authority has commissioned Salix to help create a wildlife haven on the South Pond, at the edge of Midhurst town centre in West Su…

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East Tullos map
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New wetland habitats at East Tullos Burn

Salix has worked with Aberdeen City Council, cbec and Walking-the-Talk to restore the East Tullos Burn in St Fittick’s Park, Torry, transforming it from a strai…

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Locke Park Lake
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Locke Park Lake

Locke Park Lake had become silted to the point that it could no longer be safely used for boating. Salix were employed as main contractor to de-silt the lake…

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Dredging in front of Lichfield Cathedral
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Beacon Park

Salix were employed by main contractor Casey to undertake the restoration work to Beacon Pool for Lichfield Council on this Heritage lottery funded project.

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Kelham Island Goit

Salix were contracted by Mansell construction to dredge the contaminated Goit forming Kelham Island and working closely with ecologists ECUS to create marginal…

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