Signs You Should Dredge Your Pond

While some transitions can happen without you noticing, changes in waterways are quite noticeable. Often, many people look into a dredge for their pond after seeing a difference in their pond’s appearance.

So what should you be searching for when it comes to your pond? Signs that you should dredge your pond include:

  • Decrease in depth and width: One of the most significant symptoms of waterholes in need of dredging is shrinkage. Many become shallower as sediment, trash and other debris build up on the bottom of them. Over time, many will also decrease in width, which is why they can become swamps without timely intervention.
  • Increase in odor and algae: While aeration often remedies less-than-desirable smells as well as excess algae, dredging tends to be used in coordination with an aerator. If a previous owner neglected your pond, you would likely use a dredge for your pond and then install an aerator for long-term management.
  • Reduction in aquatic wildlife: Another sign you should dredge your pond is a lack of marine wildlife and an excess amount of plant life. Eutrophication, or excess nutrients in the water due to runoff, causes an imbalance between plants and wildlife. That can lead to oxygen deprivation, which causes the death of aquatic wildlife.

If you notice these signs, especially a depth change, dredging is an option to consider.

Typical Client Uses

  • Home Owner Associations
  • Golf Course Maintenance
  • Retention Ponds & Drainage
  • Sediment Lagoons
  • Marinas
  • Lake Shores
  • Private Ponds & Lakes
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