Ponder These Thoughts – Winter Lake and Pond Management Tips
December 13th, 2018
SOLitude Lake Management wants to be certain that your lake or pond is prepared for the coming year. With this in mind, we recommend that you consider the following during the winter months:
- Review your lake and 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 the new year, 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 Mosquito Management plan to include surveillance, source reduction, larviciding, fish stocking, monitoring and more.
- Consider installing a SonicSolutions algae control device prior to spring to help prevent the onset of algae blooms as the weather warms.
- 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 new fisheries goals! Have a Fisheries Biologist devise a custom Fisheries Management Plan that works within your budget and timeframe.
- Consult with a Fisheries Biologist to set the groundwork for an annual youth fishing tournament or environmental education day.
- Consider long-term, sustainable solutions through nutrient remediation or biological augmentation.
Contact the experts at 888-480-LAKE (5253) for all of your lake, pond and fisheries management needs.
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