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Flooding in Lake Okeechobee

One of the shallowest lakes in Florida, and one of the largest lakes in the US, Lake Okeechobee is also one of the most polluted. Runoff from nearby farmland, golf courses, septic systems and continuing problems with the unkempt dam … Continue reading

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Aeration Systems

Lakes or ponds with four feet of water or more can benefit immensely from aeration systems. Aeration systems regulate the levels of dissolved oxygen which is the single most important indicator for the health and water quality of your lake. … Continue reading

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Lake Ecosystems

Lake ecosystems are unique because they have biotic, or living plants, animals, and micro-organisms as well as abiotic, nonliving, physical and chemical interactions. These biotic and abiotic interactions are an important part of a healthy lake ecosystem and is integral … Continue reading

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What is Algae, Really?

Everyone has witnessed a pond of lake overrun with algae at some point, but what exactly is algae? According to Wikipedia, algae is a diverse group os simple, typically autotrophic organisms, ranging in many different forms.  Algae can be unicellular … Continue reading

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The Best Ways to Circulate Water

There are a couple different ways to circulate the water in your pond or lake to prevent water stratification and turnovers. By far, one of the best ways is to install a diffuser system. Diffuser systems use an air compressor … Continue reading

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The Importance of Your Aeration System

The circulation and aeration of water in stormwater ponds has several benefits that many  people are unaware of. A proper aeration system oxygenates the water and more importantly mixes the water to prevent stratification.  Stratification occurs when the sun heats … Continue reading

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Northern Snakehead Fish Invades North America

This fish seems like something out of a horror film. The Snakehead is meat-eating fish that is native to southeast Asia and has found itself most recently in American lakes such as Lake Michigan.  The weirdest part about this fish … Continue reading

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