On-stream pond silt removal
On-stream pond dredging
Naiad Pond Services - Working with water since 1980
remove silt from on-stream ponds in Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire.
Where there is a stream running through the land and a desire to
create a pond, the immediate and simplest solution would appear to be to dig a pond in the line of the stream. However there are one or
two pitfalls inherent in this type of on-stream pond construction. The main hurdle is that there can be no control of the water
entering the pond; neither its quantity nor its quality and of course that means the on-stream pond will silt up rapidly.
In reality, it is probably not possible these days to obtain
permission to create a new on-stream pond. The preferred configuration for a stream-fed pond is one where
the stream bypasses the pond, simply topping up the pond as it flows past. Maintenance of the pond is reduced considerably as
siltation rates are significantly reduced.
We dredge silt from on-stream ponds and repair water control
structures and leaking pond banks. We have devised a method of creating an "in pond" bypass stream to mimic the preferred
off-stream construction of a stream-fed pond, thereby reducing the rate of future siltation.
from on-stream ponds in Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire.
The bad news is that, in the past, on-stream ponds were created in naturally boggy ground
adjacent to a stream and in the process destroyed valuable wetland habitat. The good news is that the upkeep of an on-stream pond is often so expensive that
many are being allowed slowly to return to their natural state.
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