Lake Arbor is being restored. The primary goal is to improve public safety by stabilizing the banks. Mile High Flood District and The City of Arvada have formed a project partnership with Consor Engineers and Naranjo Civil Constructors to complete these goals. This facility ultimately flows into Little Dry Creek, and into the South Platte River.
The first phase of work includes uncovering of the lake drain pipe to prepare for partial draining and dredging of the lake. The lake’s depth will be reduced by two and a half feet during construction. The second phase of work includes construction around the lake shoreline. Construction will begin in the NW corner of the park, then will move to various segments of the trail.
Algae and unpleasant odors have been a consistent problem around the lake, especially during the hot, summer months. In order to mitigate these issues, the project will install features to improve water quality. These features include a stable rock and vegetated shoreline to reduce erosion along the lake’s edge, wetland plants and grasses, and more aerators that help elevate oxygen levels to break down algae in the lake. The odor may get worse as the edges are exposed, although wintertime construction may help mitigate this.
Naranjo Civil Constructors has an excellent track record when it comes to bank stabilization, lake projects and overall public safety; we are proud to partner with The City of Arvada and Mile High Flood District to spearhead these goals.