Nutrient Management

Excessive phosphorus loading leads to problematic algae blooms and can stimulate excessive weed growth. One of the most sustainable means of controlling nuisance weed and algae proliferation is to control phosphorus inputs or reduce the availability of phosphorus for biological uptake and assimilation. Measures that decrease the amount or availability of phosphorus are termed “source control” strategies.

Through data collection and analysis, we can properly identify the primary sources of phosphorus loading to a lake and pond, for example whether those sources are internal or external. Our team of lake managers, aquatic ecologists and water resource engineers use those data to develop a management plan that quantifies, prioritizes and correctly addresses problem sources of phosphorus.

When used correctly nutrient inactivation products are safe and effective pond and lake management tools. PhosLock™, alum and other similar nutrient inactivation products are often used to limit phosphorus availably.

PhosLock™ is a patented product that has a high affinity to bind and permanently remove both soluble reactive and particulate forms of phosphorus from the water column. Although PhosLock™ works similar to alum, it does not have some of the inherent secondary environmental limitations associated with alum.

Read more about controlling harmful algae blooms here, and contact us to learn more about our lake and pond management services.