A lake or a pond has many components that affect its health and ecosystem. No two lakes or ponds are alike. Each contains different water chemistry, aquatic plants, fish, and microorganisms. The weather and the amount of sunlight also affect the body of water and its inhabitants. Heavy rainfall can cause shoreline degradation, and pollution can kill aquatic animal life.
A waterbody's health and ecosystem can present complex problems, but the causes are simple to understand. Knowing these causes can help you understand how to maintain the health of a lake or pond.
The Environment Affects Water Quality
Water quality is vital to the health of a lake or pond. Environmental factors, such as excessive heat or cold, too much or too little sunlight, too much or not enough rainfall are all environmental factors that can significantly affect a body of water. Location can also affect the ecosystem of a body of water. Lakes and ponds in the northeast, southeast, the desert southwest, northwest, the mountain region, and the plain states have unique needs for each area.
The environment can prevent you from having a healthy waterbody ecosystem and increase the time and money to maintain the water. Lake management companies in Florida specialize in treating and managing bodies of water in Florida. They can help you understand your lake or pond's environmental needs based on Florida's climate.
Undesirable Species Can Affect Water Quality
Some fantastic plants and animals bring us happiness and enhance the beauty of nature. Unfortunately, there are also many invasive plants and animals that can damage the ecosystem of a lake or pond. When these invasive species come into a new ecosystem, they can dominate and displace their native plant and animal counterparts. Plus, these invasive species can damage the shoreline, cause significant erosion problems, and ruin the water quality of the lake or pond.
Lake management companies in Florida can help you save time and money by safely removing invasive plant and animal species. These companies can provide you with the education you need to notice when these invasive species appear. In addition, they can give you ideas on early intervention methods to remove these species and prevent them from coming back.
Know the Purpose of the Lake or Pond
Lakes and ponds have different purposes based on how you manage the property. Some of the uses of a lake or pond include boating, fishing, swimming, irrigation, stormwater collection, fire prevention, or aesthetics. Unfortunately, many of these activities can have a damaging effect on the ecosystem of the lake or pond. Therefore, identifying the purpose of a body of water will determine the management and maintenance techniques before problems develop.
Proactive management and maintenance are vital to keeping lakes and ponds healthy and vibrant. Lake management companies in Florida can help you monitor the waterbody on your property and provide solutions to avoid costly problems.
At Crosscreek Environmental, we believe in providing a comprehensive, environmentally friendly approach in creating solutions to maintain the beauty and health of Florida's ponds, lakes, wetlands, and shorelines. We use the B.E.S.T.™ geo-tube solution and are one of the best geo-tube solution providers in the state of Florida.