The lake-dredging project is going well, according to Lambert Chu, the City of Burnaby's director of engineering.
Environmental Services crew is extending their operational hours, he
So far there have been a few hiccups, Chu
added, primarily because of debris that has been found in the lake.
The lake is littered with car tires, pop cans and plastic bags, but the real problem has been large sheets of plastic that have clogged the pumps and pipes, he
The largest tributary into Burnaby Lake is Still Creek, which runs underground through the Renfrew area of East Vancouver.
The creek runs primarily through industrial land and transports a lot of debris and contaminants into Burnaby Lake.
The first goal toward rejuvenating the lake is the removal of sediment through the dredging project, Chu
This will make the lake deeper, which will improve the temperature and help with the oxygenation of the lake.
"Our primary goal is to protect the ecosystem and create a healthier environment," Chu