When you have a pond or other body of water on your residential or commercial property, controlling weeds is an ongoing issue. Below we discuss some of the most common types of weeds found in North Carolina and the hazards they create. Alligator Weed Control Alligator weed (Alternanthera Philoxeroides) typically grows along the edge of the water … Continue reading Spring Weed Control in Retention Ponds
A retention pond is a pond or basin that is put into place to catch the water from a higher elevation. Retention ponds are manmade and use the run off from rain and melted water. There are many people who have retention ponds added to their landscaping for several reasons. Why Have a Retention Pond? There … Continue reading What is a Retention Pond?
New Bern, NC received a notice of violation on this stormwater retention pond from DWQ (Division of Water Quality) out of the Washington, NC branch. The stormwater device was severely overgrown with heavy vegetation. The swells leading to the pond had 4 inch pine trees growing in them. Stormwater Solutions has … Continue reading Stormwater Violation Letter for New Bern Pond
Stormwater Solutions took over the maintenance of some retention ponds in Jacksonville, NC last week. The ponds were completely clogged and not functioning properly. Retention ponds are used to control rainwater runoff to prevent flooding and erosion. Unless the drainage area is clean and free of debris, it can’t do its job to slow down … Continue reading Retention Ponds Get Maintenance
Stormwater Solutions visited this pond in Jacksonville, North Carolina after a heavy rainfall event. The pond didn’t have an emergency spillway so the excessive rainwater caused significant underground erosion. This caused an erosion hole that has continued to get bigger. Poor pond design lead to the malfunction. Keep … Continue reading Poor Pond Design Leads to Problems
Retention ponds in Jacksonville, NC felt the effects from significant rainfall. During recent inspections, Stormwater Solutions Group found several areas of significant erosion, clogged outlet structures and trash in the ponds. Keep a small problem from becoming a big problem or even a violation by … Continue reading Retention Ponds Suffer From Significant Rainfall
Stormwater solutions visited a retention pond in New Bern NC today to check out a possible algae bloom. What we found was parrotfeather. Parrotfeather is often used in decorative ponds but can easily escape that setting. If it does, it quickly becomes invasive in ponds and other calm bodies of water. The pond in New … Continue reading Parrotfeather In New Bern, NC Pond
After hurricane Matthew dumped lots of rain in eastern North Carolina, Stormwater Solutions was in Jacksonville North Carolina doing inspections. After a big rain event like that, this is part of the service we offer our customers. Erosion like in the pictures below seems to be a common problem after a storm event like this.
Stormwater Solutions was on site in Shallotte, NC to look at a retention pond that needed to be brought into compliance. As a result of the inspection, Stormwater Solutions found that the pond’s forebay was eroding and washing out in sections. The water was finding channels to run and bypass the overall berm. The forebay … Continue reading Retention Pond Compliance in Shallotte, NC
Stormwater Solutions was called out to the Handy Mart in Morehead City, NC last week to treat the cattails in their Retention Pond. The invasive plant species was taking over this Retention Pond. Cattails can grow thick and nearly impenetrable and will choke out other vegetation. Stormwater Solutions also removed a tree that was obstructing … Continue reading Retention Pond Treatment in Morehead City