Dredging is the process that occurs when machinery is used to clean areas of high silt, sedimentation and debris from any body of water or waterway. Natural sedimentation occurs because of the natural process of sedimentation. This form of dredging is usually used for cleaning ponds, lakes or navigational waterways. The other type of dredging is “environmental dredging” this type of dredging occurs when waste or other contaminates enter a body of water.
How do I know when it is time to dredge my pond?
Ponds, just like other bodies of water go through a natural sedimentation process. This process starts to occur the day that your pond is built and begins to fill up. There are many signs of your pond needed to be dredged, here are the most common:
If your pond has a unpleasant odor, it may be time for a Schlicht ponds dredging service. The sedimentation process can lead to an excessive growth of aquatic plants in ponds. When this combines with a substantial accumulation of debris at the pond’s bottom, the result is a foul-smelling pond.
Algae growth and murkiness
Pond algae and murkiness are common issues that often necessitate the use of a pond dredging service. Over time, organic matter and sediment build up in ponds, creating an environment conducive to algae growth. As algae thrive, they can turn the water murky and green, disrupting the pond’s ecosystem. Dredging, a process of removing accumulated debris and sediment from the pond bottom, is an effective solution to restore clarity and balance to the water, making it more aesthetically pleasing and ecologically sound.
Water volume (shallow)
Your pond should deepen at a slope. When sediment and silt starts to build up, it can make your pond shallow or start to dry up. This can interrupt wildlife and biological processes in your pond.
Pond dredging should occur annually or semi annually to keep your pond in pristine natural condition.
What is Lake dredging?
Lake dredging is a vital process employed to maintain and restore the health of lakes and their surrounding ecosystems. It involves the systematic removal of sediment, debris, and organic matter from the lake’s bottom, which accumulates over time. By doing so, lake dredging not only improves water quality and depth but also enhances aquatic habitats and recreational opportunities. This practice plays a crucial role in preserving the ecological balance and overall well-being of lakes, ensuring their continued enjoyment and sustainability.