Eutrophication is described as the natural aging process of a water body, when chemical nutrients, typically compounds containing nitrogen and phosphorus start to overwhelm it. This happens naturally but is accelerated by manmade activities and events. As nutrients start to take over, the water body starts to favor plant life over animal life.
One particular aquatic weed, eurasian watermilfoil (milfoil) is particularly problematic and invasive in slow moving or still waters. Milfoil can form very dense mats of vegetation on the surface of the water. These mats interfere with recreational activities such as swimming, fishing, water skiing, and boating. The stagnant mats can create good habitat for mosquitoes. Milfoil mats can rob oxygen from the water by preventing the wind from mixing the oxygenated surface waters to deeper water and can also increase the sedimentation rate by trapping sediments.
Extensive milfoil growth on lakes can not only make the lake unusable, but will reduce property values around the lake. Chemicals are used frequently to control milfoil growth. However as the milfoil dies and drops to the bottom, there is a huge oxygen demand which can cause fish kills and anoxic conditions at the bottom of the lake. This dead plant material results in more organic sediment and nutrient availability, and likely leads to either future aquatic weed growth or potentially worse, toxic cyanobacteria growth.
There is a better method to reduce milfoil
CLEAN-FLO inversion oxygenation along with bioaugmentation will not only increase and stabilize oxygen levels throughout the water body, but will reduce nutrients safely and naturally. Without reducing the source, NUTRIENTS, milfoil can be an on-going concern. This is an effective and long term approach to control and naturally reduce milfoil. More importantly, there are numerous other benefits that include improved swimming and boating, improved water quality, reduced organic sediments (muck), improved fish health, and improved property values. Bring life back to your water body naturally with CLEAN-FLO.
For years Restorative Lake Sciences (RLS) has been independently studying numerous lakes that have installed CLEAN-FLO inversion oxygenation along with bioaugmentation. RLS works directly for the homeowner or lake associations to evaluate the effectiveness of our technology in each application. Their documentation of milfoil reductions on four lakes is reviewed in this report.
Paradise lake installed CLEAN-FLO’s technology to control milfoil growth. Read about reductions of 73% in this article published in the Michigan Riparian.
Here are a few of our products that will help reduce nutrients such as ammonia, which is a valuable food source for milfoil.
C-Flo+ – special microbial disk formulation designed to reduce organic muck and ammonia.
Clean & Clear – Concentrated enzymes that act as a catalyst to biodegrade non-living organic matter and reduce available nutrients in the water and muck.
C-FLO P – microbial pellet formulation to significantly reduce heavy metals, toxic ammonia and unwanted excess phosphorus.
Put the power and expertise of CLEAN-FLO to work for you. Feel free to contact us for a free estimate.
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