Lakes & Ponds

Aquatic Biologists, Inc. is experienced with a wide range of lakes and ponds, from small ponds to large commercial waterways. We are able to meet the desires of commercial properties, public parks and recreational areas, community lake associations, golf courses, and private lake owners. Our programs are tailored to include a combination of chemical, biological, and/or mechanical methods for the control of nuisance aquatic weeds and algae.

Most lakes and ponds require a water analysis on a yearly basis, monitoring of vegetation, safety requirements in beach and swimming areas, as well as fish management, and wildlife control.

There are many topics associated with lake management that are confusing which may be easily explained with an onsite pond or lake evaluation. We can develop a site plan that will include a detailed wish list and timeline of future plans and improvements to your site. With this forward-thinking plan developed with the owner, this working blueprint becomes the guide to the most cost effective and properly timed enhancements.

Ponds require regular year-round maintenance to retain their original characteristics and function.

Lakes and ponds serve a variety of purposes. Depending on their management, a lake or pond can serve as a source of irrigation, a water source for fire prevention, boating, fishing, swimming, or may be managed completely for aesthetics. The amount of attention, and the quality and diligence of management of these ponds determine whether or not your pond will serve the purpose that you desire.

To manage a lake or pond effectively, one must identify what its' purpose is. Each "purpose" requires different management techniques and methods. Typical "purposes" are:

Aesthetics - Intended to serve as a focal point in the landscape, provide a scenic view-shed for the property. Invasive and pest species are managed.