Culler Lake Project Timeline

Draining Begins

March 25, 2016

Draining Begins

Almost Drained

March 28, 2016

Almost Drained

The base of the fountain is exposed as water is drained from the lake.

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Draining Culler Lake

March 29, 2016

Draining Culler Lake

As the lake drains, in the distance are cranes working on the new Frederick High School. When Culler Lake was created in 1939, the original…

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Filter Bag

March 31, 2016

Filter Bag

Great care was taken to filter water pumped from the lake to ensure that only clear water was released into Carroll Creek. Water was first…

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Removing Silt Continued Through April

March 31, 2016

Removing Silt Continued Through April

Over 1,000 truckloads were hauled and spread on a field at the Bowman Farm.

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Silt Removed Along the Old Retaining Wall

April 1, 2016

Silt Removed Along the Old Retaining Wall

The Old Fountain is Demolished

May 9, 2016

The Old Fountain is Demolished

Fountain Rubble for Fish Habitat

May 20, 2016

Fountain Rubble for Fish Habitat

The rubble of the old fountain has been modified into fish habitat. Note the pipes at the bottom of the pile.

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New Retaining Wall Being Constructed

May 26, 2016

New Retaining Wall Being Constructed

A new modular retaining wall for the lake’s east edge.

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Wetland Bridge Base

May 27, 2016

Wetland Bridge Base

Rebuilding the Fountain Starts with the Base

June 2, 2016

Rebuilding the Fountain Starts with the Base

Concrete is poured for the base of the new fountain.

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Fountain Framing

June 7, 2016

Fountain Framing

Workmen prepare forms for another concrete pour.

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Hydrodynamic Separator Work Begins

June 7, 2016

Hydrodynamic Separator Work Begins

Excavation is underway for the installation of the hydrodynamic separator.

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Crane Lifts Base

June 9, 2016

Crane Lifts Base

A crane lifts the heavy concrete base for the hydrodynamic separator that will pre-treat stormwater entering the Lake.

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CDS Interior

June 9, 2016

CDS Interior

The concrete housing for the mechanical scrubber that will remove grit from stormwater before entering Culler Lake.

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Boulders Form the Wetland Edge

June 14, 2016

Boulders Form the Wetland Edge

This loosely constructed boulder wall forms the edge of the wetlands and allows water to seep through it. The deck of the pedestrian bridge spanning…

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Fountain Fill Up

June 16, 2016

Fountain Fill Up

As the concrete form continues to rise, the center is filled with crushed stone. Note the central pipe for the fountain and the conduit on…

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Storm Water Management

June 17, 2016

Storm Water Management

The round structure on the far left pre-treats storm water by removing grit and solids before flowing into the wetlands. The column to the right…

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Start of Another Wetland

June 28, 2016

Start of Another Wetland

Boulders are loosely stacked for the border of another wetland along 2nd Street. Note the finished retaining wall in the distance along West College Terrace.

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Railing for Wetland

June 29, 2016

Railing for Wetland

Wooden handrails made of durable tropical hardwood (Ipe) are installed on the pedestrian bridge spanning the wetland.

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Upper Fountain Tiers

July 5, 2016

Upper Fountain Tiers

Workmen build forms to cast the upper tiers of the fountain. Note the black intake pipe in the bottom right.

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Six Fountain Tiers Complete

July 11, 2016

Six Fountain Tiers Complete

All six tiers are complete, but the bottom tier will be completely submerged.

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Scaffolding Around the Fountain

July 18, 2016

Scaffolding Around the Fountain

Scaffolding surrounds the concrete base of the new fountain as works apply stone veneer to match the low of the original fountain.

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New Fountain Pump Installed

July 28, 2016

New Fountain Pump Installed

A new 15 horsepower pump is installed in the Skate House. It will power a dramatic new spray atop the fountain.

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Aquatic Plants for the Gravel Wetland

August 5, 2016

Aquatic Plants for the Gravel Wetland

Aquatic plants and shrubs are placed in the gravel wetland. They are an important part of the biological system that will improve water quality.

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Springs Begin to Refill Culler Lake

August 5, 2016

Springs Begin to Refill Culler Lake

The pumps keeping water out of Culler Lake have been turned off and the lake is slowly filling up from the several active springs on…

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New Fountain Plumbing

August 6, 2016

New Fountain Plumbing

The long white conduit carries water to the fountain. The metallic cylinder filers water before drawing it into the pump. Note the vegetated wetland behind…

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Culler Lake Continues to Refill

August 10, 2016

Culler Lake Continues to Refill

The newly planted wetlands can be seen in the foreground as the lake is slowly filling up. The white circular top of the hydrodynamic separator…

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Shore Plantings and Fountain

August 18, 2016

Shore Plantings and Fountain

Aquatic plants were planted in one of 4 locations along the shore. The fountain and bridge are reflected on the lake’s still waters.

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Shared Use Path 1

August 19, 2016

Shared Use Path 1

The terra-cotta-colored concrete for the new shared use path connects with the 2 bridges over the wetlands on the south side of the lake.

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Wide View Looking West

August 20, 2016

Wide View Looking West

As the lake slowly fills the young plants can be seen behind the stone wall of the wetlands. In the distance the lights around the…

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