Lake Management

Lake management services by Edenfield Corporation assure you a beautiful, healthy and enjoyable lake and lakeside environment. Our comprehensive approach to lake management in Florida begins in the area surrounding your lake, called the "watershed." Rainfall not absorbed by the soil or collected in pools flows downhill and into lakes, ponds, streams and rivers, taking with it any pollutants picked up along the way.

When it comes to lake management, Florida poses numerous issues in terms of pollutants and contaminants to waterways. Runoff from agricultural fields and livestock pastures deposits nutrients, pesticides and bacteria into nearby lakes. Florida factories and wastewater treatment facilities also dump nutrients and pesticides as well as metals and chemicals into area waters. And if your lake is located near an urban area, you can bet that rain runoff contains lawn fertilizers and pesticides, pet bacteria, zinc, lead and other metals, and automotive oil and grease from parking lots, driveways and roads.

Overuse of the Sunshine State's beautiful lakes for recreation and living also boost the need for high quality lake management. Florida's waterways are top destinations for boaters, water skiers, jet skiers and others, both local and visiting from out of state. And the state's year-round warm weather lends itself to life aboard houseboats for the non-landlubbers. A 2009 report by the National Marine Manufacturers Association shows Florida ranks number one in the nation for total expenditures for new powerboats, motors, trailers and accessories. While this may be great for the economy, it poses an increasing threat to Florida's lakes, as the chances of petroleum spills, sewage discharges and release of invasive species from watercraft increase.

Invasive species are species of aquatic plants, algae, fish and invertebrates that are not native to the local waters. Often, they are more aggressive than native species, driving them out and upsetting the food web if native predators fail to adapt to the new species. Florida has the widest variety of invasive species, many of which escape from ballast water of ocean-going ships, motors and trailers of boats coming from outside areas, and imported decorative ponds and plants bound for nurseries.

Each of these issues boosts demand for appropriate and effective lake management. Florida's Edenfield Corporation first conducts a thorough review of your lake's primary use, its surroundings and all the potential contributors to its health woes. We then tailor a lake management plan that effectively addresses your lake's unique needs, just as a physician examines, diagnoses and develops a treatment plan for patients. If your lake needs some TLC, call us at 386-631-2088.