Welcome to Briefs™, the LINNE Industries summaries on aquatic research, Best Management Practices (BMPs) and scientific publications.
Here you’ll find tangible tools that educate on the importance of installing subsurface “bottom bubbling” pond aeration.
Trust these concise summaries as your go-to resource for understanding the costs of neglecting ponds and lakes. Whether you are an HOA, golf course, stormwater supervisor, or pond owner, you’ll benefit from information from reliable sources like GCSAA Best Management Practices, USGA, Golf Course Management magazine, U.S. EPA, U.S. Army Corp., and colleges and universities. You’ll gain a deeper understanding on the issues of pond management that you may not hear from others in the field.
This collection will cover issues related to chemical usage, habitat impact, economics, dredging costs, and the costs of flooding that result from impaired facilities.
What’s going on in Washington?
Clean Water Rule (WOTUS)
Written by: GCSAA’s Government Affairs TeamPublished: 2017 Golf Course Management, Front Nine, Vol. 85 September 2017, p. 32
This article provides an update on the effort to address the problems with the 2015 Clean Water Rule, a.k.a. “WOTUS.”
Much To Do About Wetlands
The management of wetlands – a primer
Written by: Jean MacKayPublished: 2003 United States Golf Association, Green Section Record November/December 2003
This article answers some basic questions regarding the regulatory concerns and requirements about wetlands management: applicable regulations, when to leave wetlands alone and when to manage, and which wetlands are regulated.
Dredging Up A New Idea
Using remote dredging technology for golf course ponds
Written by: Patrick J. GrossPublished: 2007 United States Golf Association, Green Section Record May/June 2007
This article provides a description of the dredging problems faced by the Canyon Lake Golf Community in Canyon Lake, California, and the use of remote dredging to address the sediment buildup in the lake.
What is a Buffer?
Placed between turfgrass and a body of water, a buffer can significantly reduce nutrient and sediment runoff.
Written by: Jean MacKayPublished: 2001 United States Golf Association, Green Section Record September/October 2001
This article defines and describes effective vegetative buffers around water bodies and maintains that a turfgrass buffer is a valuable management strategy.
Do not overlook this tool to manage and improve water quality in your ponds.
Written by: Jim SkorulskiPublished: 2000 United States Golf Association, Green Section Record January/February 2000
This article provides a basic understanding of how water aeration improves water quality, as well as realistic expectations on aeration’s short-term and long-term effects on problem ponds. The author offers pros and cons for using fountains vs. bottom bubbler (subsurface diffused) aeration and offers a primer on oxygen’s role in ponds and lakes.
Trophic cascades across ecosystems
Healthy ponds with fish benefit flowering plants with more frequent pollinator visits.
Written by: Tiffany M. Knight1,2, Michael W. McCoy1, Jonathan M. Chase2, Krista A. McCoy1 & Robert D. Holt1
- Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
- Department of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
In this eight-pond study on pollinator population, researchers found that keeping ponds healthy creates a mutually beneficial environment for fish, plants, and bees. The plants near healthy ponds had two times more pollen than plants near unhealthy ponds. Pollinator visitation rates on plants were much higher near ponds with ﬁsh than plants near fish-free ponds, and most pollinator visitors near ponds with ﬁsh consisted of bees, whereas most visitors near ﬁsh-free ponds consisted of ﬂies.1 2 Next › Last »