Savin Lake Services getting ready to dredge

Lake Dredging

What is Lake Dredging? We live in a world that is constantly changing and lakes are no exception. Over time lakes fill up with sediment that needs to be removed. Without proper maintenance, silt, sand and organic materials will build up and cause horrible odors, scum, algae, discoloration and aquatic plant overgrowth. Savin Lake Services…

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Watermeal (Wolffia spp.)

This is a very tiny, free floating, rootless plant. It is light green in color. It can be mistaken for algae or duckweed. Usually it grows in quiet waters with no wave activity. Concern: Dense colonies can completely cover the surface and will cause dissolved oxygen depletions and fish kill. We are the lake management…

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Water Shield (Brasenia schreberi)

Oval leaves that float on the surface. The leaves are green on top and the underside is reddish-purple. Stems attach at the center of the leaves. There is a distinctive gelatinous slime on the underside of the leaves and coating the stem. Concern: Can form large colonies that interfere with boating and fishing activities. We…

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Naiad (Najas spp.)

Forms very dense stands of rooted submerged vegetation. Leaves are dark green to greenish-purple, ribbon-like, opposite or in a whorl of three. The stems are very long and have many branches. Can often be confused with sago pondweed. Concern: If it becomes too dense it can reduce boat traffic and impede water flow in drainage…

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