An brief article (primer) on pond and lake ecology as it relates to eutrophication. Eutrophication is the aging process of ponds and lakes with respect to incoming loadings of nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen) and sediments.
This handbook was developed using existing reference material on lake and watershed best management practices (BMPs). It includes introductory materials on ecosystem dynamics and lake and watershed management to provide readers with a basic understanding for the selection and proper implementation of the BMPs outlined in the handbook. The handbook provides a comprehensive list of available and proven BMPs for two basic categories: in-lake management and watershed management. Each BMP is thoroughly explained and illustrated, providing information on function, applicability, design criteria, maintenance recommendations, and respective costs or cost ranges. A reference list is also included in each section to provide handbook users with sources for supplemental information. Appendices include a glossary of terms, a list of useful conversions, and a list of Internet links to state and federal agencies and other reference websites for organizations that are involved in lake and watershed management .
Ed Molesky, President of Aqua Link, was the author of many chapters and sections of the PA Lake Management Handbook. Some of these chapters and sections that Mr. Molesky wrote were Lake Aeration, Algae & Aquatic Plant Management and Agricultural Best Management Practices.
This study report provides lake data before and after installing a Hydro Logic AirLift lake aeration system. Aqua Link installed this lake aeration system and lake aeration shows how lake water quality can significantly improve lake water quality.