Nov. 26, 2012
-- Madison, VA – SŌLitude Lake Management, an industry leader in lake and pond management, fisheries management and related environmental services for the Smith Mountain and Roanoke areas and the mid-Atlantic and surrounding states, recently completed an annual vegetation study and presented a grass carp management plan for Smith Mountain Lake to the Tri-County Lake Administrative Commission (TLAC), a managing body for the lake.
Vegetation studies are performed for larger lakes and ponds to identify the species and distribution of aquatic vegetation, to determine if the vegetation is spreading at a detrimental rate for the health of the water body, and to provide baseline data for assessment of the effectiveness of vegetation management programs.
Herbivorous fish such as triploid grass carp can help maintain balanced plant communities and ideal water quality in a lake or pond by consuming nuisance vegetation and naturally controlling certain aquatic weeds without the use of herbicides. A grass carp management plan provides recommendations for fish stocking rates and monitoring programs to help achieve a healthy and balanced aquatic habitat.
Since 1998 SŌLitude Lake Management has been committed to providing full service lake and pond management services that improve water quality, preserve natural resources, and reduce our environmental footprint. Our services include lake, pond, and fisheries management programs; algae and aquatic weed control; installation of fountains and aeration systems; water quality testing and restoration;
bathymetry; lake vegetation studies; habitat assessments and nuisance wildlife management. We are the second largest distributor of AquaMaster fountains and aerators internationally and in the U.S. Lake and pond management services are available in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey & New York. Fisheries consulting and aquatic products are available nationwide. Learn more about SŌLitude Lake Management and purchase aquatic products at www.solitudelakemanagement.com