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    Ponder These Thoughts: Winter Pond and Lake Management Tips

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jan 12, 2016

    08_winter_pond_1_e2.jpgSOLitude Lake Management wants to be certain that your lake or pond is prepared for 2016. With this in mind, we recommend that you consider the following during the winter months:

    • Review your lake/pond budget and Replacement Reserve funds to ensure that funds are available for bathymetry to determine if and when you will have a need for hydro-raking or dredging.
    • Evaluate your waterbody to determine if you need to add aeration to meet your management goals and objectives for 2016, and don’t forget to schedule annual maintenance and service for your existing fountains and aeration systems this winter.
    • Think ahead to spring and pesky mosquitoes. Keep them at bay by setting up an Integrated Pest Management plan to include surveillance, source reduction, larviciding, minnow stocking, monitoring and more.
    • If you have not been maintaining the vegetative buffer along the shoreline and the sloped areas adjacent to your lake or pond, schedule thinning of the vegetation in these areas.
    • Failure of your stormwater pond is never an option. A structural inspection can ensure your pond is functioning properly.
    • Start working on your 2016 fisheries goals! Have a Fisheries Biologist devise a custom Fisheries Management Plan that works within your budget.
    • Consult with a Fisheries Biologist to set the ground work for an annual youth fishing tournament or environmental education day.
    • Most importantly, implement a sustainable annual maintenance program for your lake or pond.

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    Topics: Seasonal Pond Tips, Aquatics in Brief Newsletters