AS SEEN IN Golf Course Management: Written by Benjamin Chen, Fisheries Biologist
Golf courses are picturesque with their landscaped green fairways and winding paths. While turf management is usually the first order of business for superintendents, lakes, ponds and water features aid in irrigation and help accentuate the beauty of the environment. Without proper management, however, they can cause water quality problems that may become a huge detriment to the golfing experience. In other words, if your greens and your ponds are the same color, we have a lot to talk about.
Luckily, proactive strategies and new innovative technologies are making lake management without traditional herbicides or algaecides easier than ever—with results that last longer.
Combat Bad Odors and Algae
The most obvious and pungent indication of a very unhealthy waterbody is smelly bacteria, typically recognized as that awful rotten-egg smell caused by hydrogen sulfide gas. The latest technology available to help improve water quality and prevent dreaded algae blooms is nanobubble aeration... READ MORE
Before and after nanobubble aeration
Thwart Nuisance and Invasive Species Growth
Invasive aquatic weeds have the ability to spread and choke out beneficial native vegetation at alarming rates. For particularly stubborn infestations that have gotten out of hand, consider speaking with your aquatic management professional about one of the latest aquatic technologies called ProcellaCOR... READ MORE
Before and after ProcellaCOR
Remediate Shoreline Erosion
Perhaps the most subtle indication of an unhealthy lake or pond is the erosion and eventual collapse of the water shoreline. Erosion in a waterbody’s littoral zone reduces its depth and overall holding capacity, which can lead to flooding and result in the need for costly dredging. One innovative technology to help control shoreline erosion is the introduction of a bioengineered living shoreline... READ MORE
Before, during and after the installation of a bio-engineered shoreline
The management of golf course lakes and irrigation ponds is often a complicated and delicate process, but new tools and technologies are making management easier—with long-lasting benefits. Read the full article on the Golf Course Management website.
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Benjamin Chen is a fisheries biologist serving clients throughout SOLitude’s California territory. He specializes in water quality testing, fisheries management, nuisance aquatic weed and algae control, and maintaining lasting relationships with clients. Ben has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries Management from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His long-held interest in fishing and aquaculture is what inspired his career path, which has led him to thrive in many areas in the aquatics industry.
SOLitude Lake Management is a nationwide environmental firm committed to providing sustainable solutions that improve water quality, enhance beauty, preserve natural resources and reduce our environmental footprint. SOLitude’s team of aquatic resource management professionals specializes in the development and execution of customized lake, stormwater pond, wetland and fisheries management programs that include water quality testing and restoration, nutrient remediation, algae and aquatic weed control, installation and maintenance of fountains and aeration systems, bathymetry, shoreline erosion restoration, mechanical harvesting and hydro-raking, lake vegetation studies, biological assessments, habitat evaluations, and invasive species management. Services and educational resources are available to clients nationwide, including homeowners associations, multi-family and apartment communities, golf courses, commercial developments, ranches, private landowners, reservoirs, recreational and public lakes, municipalities, drinking water authorities, parks, and state and federal agencies. SOLitude Lake Management is a proud member of the Rentokil Steritech family of companies in North America.