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Aquatic & Shoreline Plant Selection

Aquatic plant selection is extremely important in the development of aquatic pools. You must have some degree of balance between plants and animals in your pool so that the water remains clear and...

Freshwater Bryozoan

Have you ever looked in your pond and seen what could only be described as an alien egg? Bryozoans certainly look like something from out of this world and are often mistaken for many common pond...

Controlling Aquatic Weeds in Your Pond

“Help! My pond is covered with scum!” As summertime temperatures creep up, so do the number of calls Extension offices receive from residents concerned with nuisance weeds or algae in their pond....

Water Use in South Carolina

Our South Carolina water resources help producers grow the crops we eat, supply drinking water when we turn on the tap, and support industry and our outdoor lifestyle. It is important to recognize...

Meet Your Stormwater Pond

Hi, there. I am your neighborhood stormwater pond. You might call me by a different name, maybe lagoon, lake, or fishing pond, but chances are if you live in a community with a pond, it’s me, your...

Stormwater Ponds: A Guide for Pond Owners

Meet Your Stormwater Pond Do you know if you have a stormwater pond in your neighborhood? Chances are that you do, but you might call it by another name, perhaps a lagoon, lake, or just the local...

Recreational Pond Chemistry

Maintaining recreational pond health requires an understanding of various water quality parameters and how they interact with the living and non-living components of a pond. Properly managing water...

Maintaining Your Freshwater Shoreline

Planting a vegetative shoreline buffer, known as shorescaping, stabilizes the shoreline, slows sedimentation in ponds, and filters surface runoff. An established, healthy buffer reduces the need for...

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