Lake Management & Restoration

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Lake Management Begins with Lake & Watershed Studies

Aqua Link is very knowledgeable in all aspects of lake and watershed management. Aqua Link’s staff has participated in over 100 major Phase I Lake Diagnostic - Feasibility Studies and Phase II Lake and Watershed Implementation Projects in 10 different states. 


Regarding Phase I studies, Aqua Link is experienced in developing comprehensive lake and watershed management plans to protect and improve lake water quality. Our management plans are carefully developed by thoroughly evaluating and prioritizing all applicable in-lake restoration techniques and watershed best management practices (i.e., structural, non-structural or institutional). We always strive to develop comprehensive management plans that are cost-effective and environmentally friendly to restore and protect water quality.

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Evaluation of In-Lake Best Management Practices

Aqua Link's team of professional lake managers routinely evaluate all applicable, scientifically proven in-lake best management practices to improve lake water quality and aquatic habitats:


  • Lake Aeration (destratification & hypolimnetic)
  • Sediment Dredging (mechanical & hydraulic)
  • Alum Treatments (continual dosing & sediment blankets
  • Algaecide and Herbicide Treatments
  • Bioaugmentation (concentrated bacteria additives)
  • Lake Water Level Drawdown
  • Mechanical Weed Harvesting
  • Benthic Barriers
  • Fish Surveys & Stockings (including grass carp)
  • Fishery Habitat Improvements
  • Lake Shoreline Stabilization
  • Biomanipulation
  • Deacidification (lake liming)


Picture - Lake liming of Beaver Run Reservoir

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