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?
This retention pond in Jacksonville NC is infested with alligatorweed. Alligatorweed which grows quickly is very invasive and will choke out other vegetation. This pond has been taken over and the alligatorweed has obstructed flow around the outlet structure. While it’s blooms are aesthetically beautiful and fragrant, it is very invasive and needs to be … Continue reading Alligatorweed Infested Pond in Jacksonville NC
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
Ponds in Eastern North Carolina are great growing areas for algae. These ponds in Jacksonville NC are infested with new algae blooms. Fertilizers, parking lot contaminants, etc. make this a perfect breeding ground for this type of algae. Stormwater ponds are designed to take this abuse. They act as a huge filter, cleaning the water … Continue reading Algae In Eastern NC Ponds
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
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
We visited stormwater retention pond in Morehead City NC to find the forebay wall was washed through. One of the functions of the forebay is capture sediment and other debris. This keeps the retention pond cleaner and clearer and can extend the pond’s life as well as reduce maintenance costs. Had we not addressed the … Continue reading Forebay Failure Morehead City, NC
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.