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Owning property on a body of water is a highly desirable proposition. It invokes images of relaxation, inspiration and recreation. What most people do not consider is that the shoreline of that body of water is continually under assault of erosion. We know that bank erosion does not happen overnight. It takes years to notice how mother nature is slowly consuming your property lines and or eroding the banks of what used to be picturesque property.
Is your Boat Draft Greater Than The Water Under Your Lift Or Slip? We have all heard the phrase, “Out of sight, out of mind.” Water around our docks and boat lifts seem fine for years until the rude awakening that debris, trash and shallow water has damaged our boat, motor or both.
People create ponds for a multitude of reasons. Aesthetics, recreation, water retention or simply serenity on their property are just a few reasons for having a pond. No matter why you built your pond, pond health should be at the forefront of your thinking.
Water is powerful and will do whatever it can to reach its own level. If retention pond drains are obstructed by silt, plant roots and debris the design of the retention pond will cease to work properly. Sometimes the problem is easily recognized while other times the trouble is underwater. Underwater clogs in drainage is like a ticking time bomb because you won’t notice the problem until there are rain events that cause flooding.
Florida waters are a breeding ground for countless water weeds that decrease the health of our ponds, lakes, and waterways. Here are three common water weeds to look out for in your community waterways.
How do we do our part to maintain waterway health and remove invasive vegetation? Before you schedule a company to spray your waterway with chemicals, make sure you consider the following facts.
If sedimentation is a natural process, why should we disturb it, and why is dredging neighborhood ponds, lakes and waterways essential?