Lakes, Ponds & Streams

Frequently Asked Pond and Lake Questions

Do you have a pond or lake that you are managing and just don't know what to do?  Check out these Frequently Asked Questions and their ansers.

2016 Pond/Lake Management Workshops - Coming Soon...

Have you ever experienced an algae bloom?  Fish kill? Murky water? Or do you just want to know what's going on in a lake or pond?

Nebraska Extension, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality,  Nebraska Game and Parks, and the Lower Platte South NRD will present a lake/pond management introductory workshop.  This workshop is free and open to everyone who makes pond/lake management decision or anyone who just wants to learn more.  There is no cost to attend this workshop, but pre-registration is required.

Workshop topics include:

  • How lakes function in Southeast Nebraska characteristics and challenges
  • Managing for fisheries
  • Project funding and regulations
  • Lake management planning
  • Resolving Common Maintenance Problems (Algae, leaks, undesirable fish, fish kills, clarity, erosion, nuisance animals)
  • Develop an individualized maintenance plan for your pond


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