Pond Algae Safety: Summer

Mick RibaultInvasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Pond Management

Photograph of pond with cyanobacteria present.

Pond algae safety is especially important in the summer when the risk for harmful algal blooms increases and people are spending more time outdoors. Cory Rogers- Charleston Client Service Manager, Certified Master Pond Manager Warm summer temperatures bring increased risk of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in lakes and ponds. This can be especially true for stormwater systems. Cyanobacteria can cause algal blooms that produce harmful toxins. These toxins can be harmful to the environment, wildlife, and to people and pets … Read More

Prevent Fish Kills: Dissolved Oxygen

Mick RibaultPond Management

Photograph of bluegill, protect your pond from fish kills.

How to prevent fish kills in your pond due to dissolved oxygen depletion in the water. Cory Rogers- Charleston Client Service Manager, Certified Master Pond Manager The most common cause of fish kills in ponds is a lack of dissolved oxygen in the water. Fish require dissolved oxygen in order to survive. Dissolved oxygen comes from two sources, the atmosphere and aquatic plants. Lack of dissolved oxygen, and thus the danger of a major fish kill, is increased in the … Read More

Overgrown Pond Restored: Pond Maintenance

Mick RibaultBlog, Pond Management, Turn-Key Compliance Services

Photograph of the overgrown pond with thick vegetation surrounding it on all sides.

Overgrown Pond Transformed by Charlotte Dragonfly Crew. Tom Pullaro- Charlotte and Triangle Client Service Manager, Master Pond Manager Has your pond become overgrown with trees and vegetation? Have you received or are you worried about receiving city enforcement due to compliance violations? Ponds overgrown with trees and other vegetation are unable to function as intended, are unattractive, can lead to a Notice of Violation, and in some cases, even fines. Restoring an overgrown pond requires an experienced pond maintenance contractor. … Read More

Dredging Contractor Revives Charlotte Pond

Mick RibaultDredging, Grading & Excavating

Photograph of accumulated silt in pond.

Dredging Contractor, Dragonfly Pond Works, completes low-impact dredging to restore Charlotte area pond. Tom Pullaro- Charlotte and Triangle Client Service Manager, Master Pond Manager As a lake and pond dredging contractor, Dragonfly Pond Works has experience assessing lakes and ponds with various levels of sediment accumulation. Sediment accumulation reduces a pond’s storage capacity, and can lead to problems with appearance, odors, and increased nuisance vegetation. In some cases, it can lead to compliance violations with local ordinances and stormwater regulation. … Read More

Florida Shoreline Restoration: Low Impact, Long Lasting

Mick RibaultDredging, Grading & Excavating, Erosion Repair & Turf Improvements

Photograph of block wall installed by community to protect shoreline, however water seeped through the cracks and erosion continued.

Florida Shoreline Restoration through pump dredging revives Bradenton, Florida Community Lake. Ryan Miller- Florida Client Service Manager, Shoreline Restoration and Erosion Repair Specialist A Bradenton, Florida +55 community contacted the Dragonfly Pond Works Florida shoreline restoration specialists to assess their popular, centrally located lake. The community had previously taken steps to try to protect their valued shoreline from continued erosion. Unfortunately, the plan did not work as intended. The Dragonfly team recommended utilizing our low impact, long lasting shoreline restoration … Read More

Stormwater Pond Maintenance: Amphibious Mobitrac is Here!

Mick RibaultInvasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Pond Management

Photograph of Mobitrac removing lotus from stormwater pond in Charlotte.

Stormwater Pond Maintenance from Dragonfly Pond Works restores Charlotte, North Carolina stormwater pond with innovative lotus removal. Tom Pullaro- Charlotte and Triangle Client Service Manager, Master Pond Manager John Brown- Triangle Client Service Manager, BMP Specialist Proper stormwater pond maintenance maintains system health and functionality. Stormwater ponds that are overgrown with vegetation such as lotus or cattails are unable to properly function due to the vegetation clogging the system. Specialized pond maintenance crews possess the knowledge and skills necessary to … Read More

Integrated Pest Management: Pond Maintenance

Mick RibaultInvasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Pond Management

Photo of DPW Client Service Manager completing water quality testing.

Integrated Pest Management: Comprehensive pond maintenance plans provided by Dragonfly Pond Works Tyler Cooper- Triangle Client Service Manager, Certified in Stormwater BMP Inspections and Maintenance Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the practice of utilizing biological methods in lake and pond management. This practice is geared towards reducing the use of chemicals for invasive vegetation and nuisance vegetation control. Integrated Pest Management should be used as part of a comprehensive pond maintenance plan. As an experienced and environmentally focused pond maintenance … Read More

Aquatic Invasive Vegetation: Fish Control Measure

Mick RibaultInvasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Pond Management

Dragonfly Pond Works: Aquatic Invasive Vegetation and More!

Aquatic invasive vegetation is an issue in Charleston, South Carolina waters and beyond. DPW recommends fish as a control measure in part of a comprehensive plan. Cory Rogers- Charleston Client Service Manager, Certified Master Pond Manager Aquatic invasive vegetation and aquatic nuisance vegetation can lead to serious issues in lakes and ponds throughout South Carolina and beyond. As it relates to stormwater systems, invasive and nuisance vegetation can clog systems, lead to flooding, decrease functionality, be unsightly, and often foul … Read More

Heavy Rainfall Impact on Lakes and Ponds

Mick RibaultPond Management

Example of a failed slope leading to a pond.

Heavy rainfall brings risks to lakes and ponds across North Carolina. Jared Beard, Client Service Manager- Wilmington Heavy rainfall greatly impacted many areas across North Carolina in 2018. Unfortunately, 2019 has already seen above average rainfall amounts in many North Carolina cities. In 2018, Raleigh received 18 inches of rain above the annual average. During the last 30 days, Raleigh and Charlotte have both received 2-3 inches above average for this time of year (https://www.weather.gov/). In 2018, Wilmington received a … Read More

Raleigh Erosion Repair & Erosion Control: Pond Spillway

Mick RibaultBlog, Erosion Repair & Turf Improvements, Pond Management

A recent Raleigh erosion repair and erosion control project required the restoration of two pond spillways. The Dragonfly Pond Works’ erosion experts provide services in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and beyond! Thomas Moore- Triangle Client Service Manager, Stormwater BMP Inspections Specialized Training,  Successful erosion repair should include the implementation of erosion control measures to prevent future issues. The Dragonfly Pond Works Team has encountered a variety of erosion issues that were previously repaired improperly and erosion quickly occurred again as a result. The Dragonfly Team recently assessed a badly eroded primary … Read More