LAND & WATER

Pond Management

If you live in the country, you more than likely have at least one pond on your property. They are a common part of the Oklahoma landscape, and are highly valued by landowners and home owners alike.

Whether the pond is used for recreation, livestock water, habitat for fish and wildlife, they enhance quality of life, and value of the property on which they are located.

However, did you know your pond should be inspected, and receive regular maintenance, as well? The three major parts of a pond – the dam, the watershed, and the basin – should be regularly inspected for irregularities, wayward vegetation, gopher holes, etc. Identifying and remedying issues early can prevent extensive costly repairs later.

You will walk away from this workshop with a working knowledge and checklist to be able to intelligently inspect your pond, ensuring its overall longevity.

In addition to having a healthy structure, a pond must also have a healthy number of aquatic plants. A healthy pond has a moderate amount of aquatic plants that do not interfere with the use and enjoyment of the pond.

There are two main types of pond plants – those with stems and leaves, called Higher plants, and primitive plants without stems or leaves – algae.

This workshop will also give you tools to inspect your pond’s vegetation and assess whether the plant community is healthy. Some varieties of plants are desirable, while others are not. However, even desirable pond plants can become a problem if overgrowth occurs.

Overgrowth of pond plants can cause a variety of problems including fish kills, murky water, and pungent smells.

For this workshop, bring a sample of your plants, photos of your pond, and we will help you identify the plants in your pond. We will also help you categorize them as desirable, or undesirable, and formulate a plan for treatment, if necessary.

Classes Campus Dates Hours Days Times Tuition
Campus: Drumright Campus Dates: 8/12/21 Hours: 2 Days: Th Times: 6:30p-8:30p Tuition: $20

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