Annual Lake & Pond Management Programs | Success Stories and Case Studies
Keeping your lakes, ponds and fisheries ecologically balanced and looking beautiful isn’t a one-time job. It requires consistent care by highly trained lake management professionals. If you wait until a problem reveals itself to take action, chances are you’ll always be playing catch-up, which is why SOLitude believes in proactive management plans to help keep water quality issues from occurring.
Below are case studies highlighting a few of our success stories involving annual management programs.
Controlling Water-Lily in Stormwater Pond
This property is a large planned residential community located in Bel Air, Harford County, MD. The community’s waterbody is a stormwater management pond, and had all the associated issues commonly seen in these types of ponds, such as nutrient and sediment pollution.
The community first reached out to SOLitude Lake Management in 2014. At that time, the pond surface was 100% covered in fragrant white water-lily. Although the water-lily is a native plant, it had become invasive and threatened the structural integrity and storage volume of the pond
Eradicating Pond Weed at Golf Course: Aquatic Weed and Algae Control Case Study
This property is a collection of suburban residential homes surrounding a golf course located at the northern tip of the Everglades. ProcellaCOR was used to eradicate invasive floating heart in two ponds. ProcellaCOR is a new herbicide technology that can be used for the selective control of some of our nation’s most invasive and recurring aquatic weeds.
Case Study: Enhancing A Community's Canal Ecosystem
This property in the Carolinas is a residential community located in Leland, NC. The ~500-acre development currently has around 1,000 single-family homes within its confines.
Upon commencing work in the spring of 2015, our staff encountered significant populations of Bladderwort (Utricularia) and Proliferating Spikerush (Eleocharis Baldwinii). Small algal blooms of both the planktonic filamentous variety have also been observed within the waterbodies.