Emission of Greenhouse Gases from Eutrophic Lakes: What’s the Solution?

14 Nov

A recent study published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters was the first to uncover that the size of lakes and the presence of nutrients directly influenced the levels of greenhouse gases that are emitted from the water body into the atmosphere. While it was previously understood that greenhouse gases were released through both […]

Alternative Dredging Techniques for Muck Removal

20 Jun

Is your body of water overcome with muck or sediment? Has your search for muck removal led you to believe that dredging your lake or pond is the best solution? The truth is conventional dredging techniques are very messy. The typically damaging process involves first draining the pond and removing all wildlife before the heavy […]

How to Get Involved in Community Water Restoration

23 May

Striving for and maintaining a high standard for groundwater is a critical component to improving overall water quality. By controlling the use of herbicides, pesticides, and manure, we can help eliminate contamination and reduce the dumping of waste and compounds into our waterways. Another key component to improving our communities’ water quality is by protecting […]

Pond Aeration Systems for Naturally Improving Water Quality

11 Jan

Why is the Presence of Oxygen Critical for the Health of a Pond? Lack of oxygen in a pond leads to unpleasant aesthetics as well as an unhealthy life balance. The buildup of organic sediment is a result of fertilizers, grass clippings, leaves, animal waste, and septic waste causing the “muck” and the unpleasant odor. […]

Winter Fish Kill Prevention: Reducing Winter Muck and Decaying Weeds and Algae

17 Nov

In the summer, lakes and ponds are thought of as scenes of constant activity, teeming with fish, frogs, turtles, snakes, bugs and humans. But when colder weather comes, pond dynamics change drastically and an improperly cared for body of water can become an uninhabitable environment in a very short period of time. Fish that spend […]

What Can Be Done for Lake Okeechobee?

16 Aug

Lake Okeechobee, often referred to as “The Lake”, is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Florida. Due to heavy rainfall during the month of January, Lake Okeechobee was experiencing its highest water levels in nearly a century. Once the water levels hit a foot above normal, public officials decided to take action out […]

Inversion Oxygenation Helps Reduce Organic Sediments and Milfoil

22 Feb
Clean-Flo Results from Lake St Catherine

The Challenge Over the years, organic sediments built up in the lower end of Lake St. Catherine (181 acre Little Lake), Wells, VT.  Milfoil growth started to dominate the lake and made navigation and water sport enjoyment almost impossible.  Chemical applications to kill the milfoil contributed to further accumulations of over 20 feet of organic […]

Barley Straw For Ponds

13 Apr

Barley straw for ponds does not control algae and does not reduce muck, disease bacteria, odor or weeds and it does not improve fishing, boating or swimming. Barley straw for controlling algae was first publicized in England in the 1990s (1). CLEAN-FLO immediately performed tests on several algae-infested ponds, and water transparency did not increase. […]

Solutions for Neutralization of Acidic Lakes

12 Apr

The problem with acid lakes is that acid lakes consume water hardness as the acid lakes are neutralized by liming. If the water in the acid lakes were not acidic, the water hardness would most likely be good, as it probably was centuries ago. Calcium and magnesium present in most rock and mineral deposits are […]