Downtown Indy Canal Cleaning Project 2018
The downtown Indianapolis canal will be drained so that it can cleaned of algae and other plant growth. The cleaning will be along the entire length of the concrete-lined canal through the west side of downtown. Crews will remove the sediment by using equipment and machinery, and debris will be removed for disposal. Crews will also be improving safety grips along the canal walls.
Who: Department of Metropolitan Development & White River State Park
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the sediment disposed of?
Where does the water go?
When was the last time this was done?
How long does this process take?
What will happen to any fish or wildlife during the cleaning?
What type of noise and air quality issues will be associated with the cleaning process?
All local noise ordinances dealing with decibel levels and hours of allowed activity will be followed. Because the project takes place during the winter months, the odor of the decomposing plant material should be minimized.
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