Over the past several years many residents have asked about the feasibility of dredging the retention lakes to prevent flooding and while there are differing opinions out there as to whether this would prevent flooding or not, it is clear to me after doing some research that it would increase the retention potential of the lakes, which we believe have silted over and become shallower during the last 15 years. What is also clear to me is that is is extremely expensive to dredge lakes.
I was successful finding a company that can do the work but the quote I have received estimates that cost to remove approximately 5 feet of soil from the two northern most lakes would be at least $250,000. The HOA does not have funds to even consider this and as a Trustee, I would not recommend pursuing this at this time.
Just wanted to let everyone know what I have learned.