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.


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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Locke Park Lake

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

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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