Lake Management Services in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and surrounding Southwest Florida area.
Lake Management is a general term to describe all the aspects of keeping a lake healthy, beautiful, and functional. It includes the control of algae, grass, and weeds; installing and maintaining fountain and aerator systems; repair of eroded shorelines; dredging sediment to open up water areas; littoral shelf design (planting of beneficial vegetation); lake dyes to reduce algae growth; and bacteria introduction to increase the health of the water.
To repair shorelines, FloridAquatic Lake Management along with our top of the line dredging machine, Truxor, we dredge sediment from your lake and install it in a double layer knitted polyethylene mesh along your eroded shoreline. This creates a new fully integrated, immediately solid, and secure living shoreline.
Littoral shelves are aquatic plants that help reduce erosion, absorb nutrients, and provide a habitat for fish and wild life.
Algae blooms occur when algae grows quickly and densely, often in warm, nutrient-rich waters.
These blooms can be treated chemically, physically (aerator or fountain), biologically (fish stocking), or mechanically with a harvester.
Buffer Zones are an area of vegetation along a bank that is beneficial by filtering runoff and preventing shoreline erosion but the vegetation can quickly take over a lake or pond.
Prevention is the best option and can be achieved by chemicals or mechanical harvesting.
Shoreline erosion is common for lakes and ponds but that doesn’t mean we have to accept it. Today there is a solution. By installing a huge sock anchored to the ground, filling it with sediment from your lake or pond, and adding sod on top. Once the sod has become fully rooted, it is a permanent part of the shoreline and not susceptible to further erosion.
Lake & Pond Dye
By limiting the amount of sunlight that enters your lake or pond, you can prevent algae and aquatic weed growth.
This is accomplished by blocking the UV light with a lake dye. The dye is environmentally friendly and non-toxic.
By introducing bacteria to your water, you will improve the water quality, reduce algae, and break down bottom solids.
This process also reduces the need for dredging, which in turn reduces cost.
When plants become over grown in or around a lake or pond, it becomes unattractive and restricts recreational use along with destabilizing aquatic life which can lead to fish kills.
Mechanical harvesting is a quick and effective way to return the habitat back to normal along with reducing the need for chemicals.
Monitor Dissolved Oxygen
An important measure of water quality is the level of dissolved oxygen.
DO is necessary for aquatic life and to help in the decomposing process of organic material at the bottom of the water.
Water Sediment Sampling
Maintaining good water quality is critical to lake management.
Turbid or muddy water reduces sunlight penetration, which will disrupt biological production.
Pond & Waterway Dredging
Dredging, the removing of sediment from the bottom of your lake or pond, preserves the depth for capturing and holding rain and flood waters along with opening up waterways for recreation use.
Littoral shelves that are made up of beneficial aquatic plants help maintain your water quality by reducing erosion and absorbing nutrients.
The plants also provide cover for aquatic life. Many counties require littoral shelves to be installed when Home Owner Associations are built.
Stocking fish in your pond is not only good for fishing but serves a purpose in lake management. Biological control of aquatic vegetation can be achieved by using herbivorous fish such as the white amur, commonly called the grass carp. It’s important to know what type to stock, what type to not stock, and when to stock.