When it comes to healthy and balanced waterbodies, a team of experts should be consulted before implementing any restoration plan. With more than twenty years of experience working on lakes and other waterbodies, Chris has honed his skills in a variety of fields, including limnology and aquatic plant management. His expertise ranges from in-situ profiling to fish community assessments and GIS evaluations of the surrounding watersheds. In addition, he has also helped to manage the effects of invasive aquatic plants and algal blooms.
A lake must be restored to improve its water quality. Lake renovation, although costly, is more cost-effective than other protection methods. It reduces the flow of nutrients from the catchment. Here are some of the most effective lake restoration methods. How do you decide which technique is best for your lake? Continue reading to learn more. These are three powerful techniques. Here are some of the key benefits.
Lake restoration does not just involve dredging. Scientists have investigated the effects on lakes of cyanobacterial and fish blooms. They published their findings at Restoration Ecology. They also use these techniques to restore habitats and reduce phosphorus pollution in the lakes. Some techniques are successful in Florida, but others are less effective. The University of South Florida researchers and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection conducted an examination of the techniques used in Florida to restore lakes.
No matter what method is used to restore a lake's water quality, the goal of any restoration effort is to lower the level of phosphorus and nitrogen in the water. There are many ways to control nutrients from point or diffuse sources, but it is difficult to restore a lake with a high concentration of both nutrients as well as their metabolites. In winter, the optimal concentrations of phosphorus as well as nitrogen should be below 0.05 mg l-1. However, this value can vary greatly between lakes. Biomanipulation is the removal of fish from a lake.
First, it is necessary to understand the causes of degradation. A healthy lake is a clear, nutrient-balanced body of water with a variety of animals and plants. The water in a lake that is in trouble lacks the bacteria and enzymes required for proper decomposition of organic material and nutrient reduction. Biological products, such as the Micro-Lyfe family of products, can restore a lake's biological balance.
Changing the physical environment of a lake can help restore its native habitat. Chemicals, while useful for algae control and eradicating invasive plants, do little to build new habitat. This is why physical changes are important to habitat restoration. Fortunately, considerations during the liner installation process can reduce the impact of any changes. Here are some tips to improve your lake's habitat. These techniques should not be used in isolation.
Hiring a restoration service has the obvious benefit of ensuring that you receive a high quality restoration. Native plants are able to filter the pollution from the watershed. They also occupy spaces where invasive plants won't grow. SERV collaborates closely with the SCLMP, helping to protect the water quality in the area. Balance at the lake’s ecosystem is the ultimate goal. SERV technicians work in collaboration with SCLMP, other stakeholders, to offer the highest quality service to clients.