In 2010, a custom designed CLEAN-FLO lake aeration system was installed and application of bacteria/enzymes was undertaken in Indian Lake in Michigan. Indian Lake is a 499 acre lake and the CLEAN-FLO program was put to the test in the 88 acre south bay. Lakeshore Environmental was retained by the Indian Lake Improvement Association to perform testing and evaluation of the program and the effects on muck reduction.
Muck Reduction of Indian Lake Report
We are pleased to announce that the report findings are extremely favorable. These key findings include:
- Reduction of 1.3 feet of organic sediment in the treatment area versus 0.1 foot decrease in the bacteria only area and 0.1 foot increase in the control area.
- Statistically significant shift in algal species from blue greens to green algae species. This is an important indicator that the system can “shift” the lake toward an environment that favors “good” algae versus the harmful strains that can destroy a lake.
- Statistically significant reductions in weed growth in the treatment area with a bias toward impacting the invasive species eurasian water milfoil more than the native species.
The full report from Lakeshore Environmental can be found here.
A summary presentation of the report can be found here.
Our Natural Muck Reduction Products
Installing one of our inversion oxygenation systems along with the products below is the best way to naturally reduce muck. Learn more about our process for natural muck reduction.
C-FLO+™ is a slow release disk of special beneficial microbes with natural plant enzymes which feed on organic sediment (muck) at the bottom of ponds and lakes. C-FLO+™ will reduce organic sediment / muck in any fresh or saltwater application. For best results C-FLO+™ should be used with a CLEAN-FLO inversion and oxygenation system.
CLEAN & CLEAR Concentrated Enzymes
This product is a special blend of natural non-toxic enzymes that act as a catalyst to biodegrade non-living organic matter and reduce available nutrients in the water. Minimal treatment rate is one gallon per one pound of C-FLO for muck reduction.