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Dredging scheduled for Italian Lake in Dauphin County

Posted on December 18, 2023

Harrisburg will dredge Italian Lake next week.

The Dauphin County lake, which is a popular, scenic place to take a stroll, needs to be cleaned.

The dredging will clear trash, debris and sediment from the bottom of the lake and should make it healthier and a better wildlife habitat.

The dredging should take seven to 10 days, depending on the weather.

The last time the lake got a deep cleaning was Feb. 2022.

The work is done during the winter because the park has fewer visitors during that time.

The city said it plans to dredge one quarter of the lake each year. According to Harrisburg Director of Communications Matthew Maisel, last year work was done on this southernmost quarter, which is closest to Division Street. This round of dredging will focus on the next closest quarter to the north.


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