Is your lake choked by invasive aquatic plants and algae? If so, call our dredging contractors to learn how we can remove lake and pond muck without further harming the environment. Our experienced team can help you get your water cleaned of unwanted plants.

We understand that bodies of water are important for wildlife and tourism, which is why we do everything in our power to reduce our environmental impact during the dredging process. Continue reading to learn how lake dredging makes a difference.

Removing Invasive Plants With Dredging

Why Invasive Species Flourish

Invasive species are often able to flourish because of fertilizer runoff from lawns and golf courses. When too many nutrients enter a lake, aquatic plants grow out of control until they significantly reduce oxygen levels. Without sufficient oxygen, fish and other aquatic wildlife suffocate and float to the surface. Nothing is more disheartening that watching the lake you used to swim in being choked by algae blooms, which is why we provide dredging services.

We remove lake and pond muck so native plants are given a chance to reclaim territory. There’s nothing sadder than seeing a lake that was once clear infested with a carpet of weeds. Fortunately, we provide services for lake muck removal so you can protect aquatic ecosystems.

How We Remove Lake Muck

We’re able to remove invasive aquatic plants without introducing chemicals to an already fragile ecosystem. Unlike other dredging companies, we use the “one step” excavation method preferred by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This means that we use special dredging equipment to literally scoop out lake and pond muck.

Herbicides can kill off local fish populations, which is why many of our customers prefer lake dredging to relying on chemicals. We do everything possible to leave as little an environmental footprint as possible. The federal government requires we have a permit to dump sediment, which means you can trust us to deposit dredged material in a way that won’t negatively impact the environment. Often, dredged material can be used to create topsoil, cover landfills, or restore land after mining activities.

Why Lake Dredging Works

Mechanical dredging gives you instant results. However, you’ll need to continue scheduling lake or pond dredging as needed to maintain clear waters. Otherwise, the invasive species will return and crowd native plants.

As long as there are excess nutrients in the water, algae and invasive plants will return to take advantage. While dredging removes invasive aquatic plants, it doesn’t address the root of the problem—too many nutrients. We understand that restoring our lakes and ponds requires comprehensive planning and offer our dredging services to the community.

If invasive aquatic plants threaten your pond or lake, call us as soon as possible. We provide dredging services so natural bodies of water last for years to come. Our team understands your environmental concerns and is always happy to answer any questions you might have about the dredging process.

We’re willing to join the fight against invasive species to maintain our local waterways for generations. To request your quote for lake muck removal, call McCullough Excavating & Silt Removal at (765) 386-6514.