How to clear out a very muddy stream?

I plan on launching my boat out of the stream behind our house its definately deep enough for one but it is covered in mud. how can I clear it out well a canal without a water pump?

bobdole56566 years ago
use hay bails on the shor thay work perfict but make shur thay are boud tight so hay dose not git in it the water i use this in my pond gets mud out and debris(floting stuff like leves rope string all sorts

you may have to use more than one
rickharris6 years ago
Mud generally sinks to the bottom unless it is churned up by the current. Are you sure it is covered in mud??

Anything on the surface should either be possible to sweep it off with a garden rake or a net - alternatively your boat should get through it anyway - assuming full sized boat.