2019-2020 Winter Sediment Sampling | Pond Care

November 19, 2019

Pond Care: 2019-2020 Winter Sediment Sampling Service

WLPR offers an opportunity for pond owners to learn more about the health of their pond and the sediment that settles on the bottom over time.  The information collected is an important resource for pond care and future management practices.  These efforts assist our biologist in determining what products and associated applications might be required for safe, enjoyable and recreational activities! Our process occurs during the winter months when ice conditions are deemed safe enough for our staff and related equipment.  A biologist will utilize lasers and an Eckman Dredge as a mechanism to be lowered to the pond basin for sample collection.

The Sampling Includes:
A loose sediment depth profile report
Aerial sample point imagery indicating the location of the samples taken.   (These samples can be sent into a lab for testing of phosphorous and total percentage of organic matter.)

If you have any questions or would like to schedule the sampling with one of our biologists please call our office Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST at 1-866-208-0724 or fill out the form below!  We hope to begin on or around February 1, 2020.

Until then, we hope you are enjoying your winter!