Heavy Rainfall Impact on Lakes and Ponds

Mick RibaultBlog, Pond 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, Licensed Commercial Applicator 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

Invasive Vegetation: Raleigh Cattail Removal

Mick RibaultBlog, Invasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control

Invasive Vegetation Removal and Control Tyler Cooper- Triangle Client Service Manager, Certified in Stormwater BMP Inspections and Maintenance Invasive Vegetation can clog stormwater systems and prevent them from functioning properly. Algae are an obvious issue that would lead to an assessment from a specialized maintenance pond contractor. Invasive vegetation such as cattails is a less obvious issue to property owners and managers. There is debate on whether cattails are good or bad in pond management, the answer often lies in … Read More

Stormwater Management: Low Impact Dredging

Mick RibaultBlog, Dredging, Grading & Excavating, Pond Management

Stormwater Management: Raleigh, North Carolina System Restored Thomas Moore- Triangle Client Service Manager, Stormwater BMP Inspections Specialized Training, Licensed Commercial Applicator Proper stormwater management is critical for lakes and ponds to retain their system functionality. An important component of stormwater management is retaining proper water depths. Sediment buildup in lakes and ponds will compromise the integrity of the stormwater system. Dredging by stormwater management experts is necessary to return the lake or pond to a healthy, functioning, and compliant system. … Read More

Algae Control and Maintenance Customized Plan: Tampa, Florida Case Study

Mick RibaultBlog, Invasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Pond Management

Algae Control and Maintenance Travis Andrews- Florida Head of Aquatics Department, Licensed in Aquatics and Wetlands Are you responsible for a lake or pond with an algae problem? Have you tried several different algae control tactics without finding lasting results? Each lake or pond has its own unique ecosystem. An effective algae control solution needs to be customized based on the particular factors of each waterscape. At Dragonfly Pond Works, our algae and stormwater specialists have encountered numerous lakes and … Read More

Bioretention Pond In Raleigh, North Carolina Restored

Mick RibaultBlog

A properly functioning Bioretention pond collects and temporarily stores stormwater. Pollutants and sediments are removed as the stormwater filters through the system, keeping them from reaching lakes and streams. An improperly functioning Bioretention pond does not drain properly and can lead to a multitude of issues, including poor filtration, flooding, sinkholes, fines for non-compliance, and/or becoming a mosquito-infested swamp. At Dragonfly Pond Works we are experienced in creating and maintaining Bioretention ponds. Over the years we have repaired and rebuilt … Read More

Dragonfly Pond Works Names Jared Beard Client Service Manager for Wilmington Branch

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Dragonfly Pond Works Announces New Client Service Manager for Wilmington Branch Coastal Carolinas a Growth Market for Dragonfly’s Environmental Services     APEX, N.C., November 9, 2018 — Dragonfly Pond Works, an environmental services firm specializing in lake and pond management and serving clients in the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions, has named Jared Beard to the position of client service manager, Wilmington branch, Dragonfly Pond Works (DPW) Sales Manager Arthur Quinby announced.   “The Wilmington client service manager is regional lead for … Read More

Florida Lake Management: Tampa Bay, Naples, Sarasota, Fort Myers, St. Petersburg, and Beyond!

Mick RibaultBlog, Pond Management

As an experienced pond and lake management company, Dragonfly Pond Works specializes in creating healthy, beautiful sanctuaries. Lakes add great value to any area. They are calming, aesthetically pleasing, beneficial to the environment, and great for recreation. However, in order to keep them this way they require maintenance at times just like ponds. The word pond may be in our name, but we are just as experienced and qualified to provide lake management solutions to maintain your local lake as a … Read More

Lake and Pond Maintenance: Hurricane Recovery

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Dragonfly Pond Works is an experienced lake and pond maintenance contractor operating in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and beyond. Given the nature of our work and the locations we operate in, we are highly qualified at assessing and providing necessary lake and pond maintenance following hurricanes. Provided below are our quick tips for what to look for in a lake or pond post-hurricane. Check sources where water enters and exits from your lake or pond. These sources will include inlet pipes, outlet pipes, and … Read More