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5 Reasons to Begin Pond or Lake Aeration in the Fall

Not everyone thinks about the benefits of pond and lake aeration in the fall. But, healthy waterbodies need proper levels of oxygen and circulation throughout the entire year. Installing a pond aeration system now can help prevent common water quality problems from occurring in the coming winter and spring months. Our top 5 reasons for... Read More
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Stop Pond and Lake Odors at the Source

Properly Sized Aeration Eliminates the Rotten Egg Reek -By Dr. Josette La Hée, Senior Environmental Research Consultant Have you noticed pond or lake odors that smell like rotten eggs? When there is plenty of oxygen in your pond either naturally or from a properly sized aeration system, anaerobic bacteria will step in and breakdown the organic material. But,... Read More
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Reduce Mosquitoes and Midge Flies Before They Swarm

Mosquitoes and midge flies are among the most annoying insects on the planet. Throughout the warmer months they seem to be everywhere, constantly buzzing in our ears and ruining our outdoor activities. Midge flies are non-biting insects known by many common names including blind mosquito and fuzzy bill. They do not bite, suck blood, or... Read More
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Reduce Algae in Golf Course Ponds with Aeration

Golf course ponds and lakes suffer from many common problems that are often made more difficult when maintaining turf to the highest standards.  Nutrient over-enrichment from constant fertilization of turf promotes the growth of algae blooms. These blooms increase the turbidity of waterbodies which can smother aquatic plants and limit invertebrate and fish habitats. The... Read More
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Control Harmful Algae Blooms

By Patrick Goodwin, Certified Lake Manager and Aquatic Research Scientist Nutrient over-enrichment of waters by urban, agricultural, and industrial development has promoted the growth of cyanobacteria as harmful algae blooms (HABs). These blooms increase the turbidity of waterbodies which can smother aquatic plants and limit invertebrate and fish habitats. The die-off of blooms may deplete... Read More
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Aeration Reduces Aquatic Midge Fly Habitat

Hibbs Grove, a residential housing development located in Cooper City, FL experienced an ongoing outbreak of swarming non-biting midge flies. These swarms prevented them from enjoying their lakefront property. The 6.5 acre lake has an average center depth of 22 feet. Shaped like the capital letter “E”, it is located in the middle of the... Read More
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Art vs Science When Managing Lakes & Ponds

By Patrick Goodwin, Certified Lake Manager and Aquatic Research Scientist Why should you use science when managing lakes? You might have heard the saying; lake management is 90% art and 10% science. There seems to be a lot of truth to this statement. Many decisions and recommendations for lakes and ponds are made by intuition,... Read More
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Are Lake and Pond Sediments Causing Algae Blooms?

The sediments in your pond or lake may be the cause of recurring or toxic algae blooms. We all know these blooms are a major source of frustration for property owners and those who manage them. Phosphorus is the nutrient that feeds these blooms, but it is not always obvious where the phosphorus is coming... Read More
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The 6 Values of Water Quality Modeling

Are you experiencing issues caused by low water quality in your waterbody? They cannot be solved by water quality modeling, but the solutions will become evident or supportable because of modeling. There are many reasons why water quality models are applied in lake management, but, in general, they can be broken down into six categories... Read More
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4 Steps to Better Water Quality Management

There is no one size fits all approach to pond, lake, reservoir, canal or marina restoration. Many waterbodies require a combination of tactics to bring about the desired results both short and long-term. Knowing what restoration tools are going to be best suited to meet the objectives requires good information on the issues at hand... Read More
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