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Passive Treatment Methods for Acid Water in Pennsylvania
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Passive Treatment Methods for Acid Water in Pennsylvania

William Sharpe, Ph.D., Bryan Swistock

Acid rain and acid mine drainage have polluted thousands of miles of Pennsylvania streams with acid water. This publication explains the chemistry of streams and treatment objections and guidelines. More
Spring Development and Protection
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Spring Development and Protection

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

Springs occur wherever groundwater flows out from the earth’s surface. Springs typically occur along hillsides, low-lying areas, or at the base of slopes. More
Roadside Dumps and Water Quality
Roadside Dumps and Water Quality - Articles Articles
This publication addresses the complex issue of water quality as it is affected by solid wastes that have been mismanaged, including roadside dumps. More
Windbreaks and Shade Trees
Windbreaks and Shade Trees - Articles Articles
This publication provides information for homeowners interested in using shade trees and windbreaks for energy savings. More
Fish ponds provide can aesthetic beauty, wildlife habitat, fishing, swimming, as well as water for livestock, irrigation, or fire protection.
Management of Fish Ponds in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Management of Fish Ponds in Pennsylvania

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

Are you building a new pond on your property? Do you already have a pond that you use for swimming, irrigation, fishing, or other activities? More
Streams provide us with water, and also give us great places to go fishing, swimming, and boating.
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Watersheds

Bryan Swistock, Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This article explores the water cycle and the role Pennsylvania's forests play in protecting the quality of our surface water and groundwater supplies. It is part of an educational series for youth. More
Pond Assessment and Inspection
Pond Assessment and Inspection - Articles Articles
This article discusses some of the critical components of a typical pond that should be identified and inspected before tackling pond management issues. More
Pond Ecology
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Pond Ecology

Bryan Swistock

A brief overview of the natural processes of an earthen pond and how to maintain a healthy pond. More
Triploid grass carp are one potential management strategy for aquatic plants in your pond
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Using Grass Carp to Control Aquatic Plants

Bryan Swistock, Jennifer R Fetter

This information explains how to use grass carp for biological aquatic vegetation control. More
Pond Measurements: Area, Volume and Residence Time
Pond Measurements: Area, Volume and Residence Time - Articles Articles
An explanation of basic pond measurements that are vital to basic pond management practices. More
A leaking pond located in central Pennsylvania.
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Fixing a Leaking Pond

Bryan Swistock

Pond leaks are a very common pond management problem in PA. This article introduces the steps for determining if a pond is leaking and tips for repairing leaks. More
Common Causes of Fish Kills in Ponds
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Fish kills are common in many ponds. This article describes common reasons for fish kills in different seasons. More
A weighted onion bag with loose barley straw.
Barley Straw for Algae Control - Articles Articles
In recent years, the use of barley straw has become more common as an alternative method for controlling excessive algae growth. More
Interpreting Water Tests for Ponds and Lakes
Interpreting Water Tests for Ponds and Lakes - Articles Articles
This document describes parameters included in the Penn State pond/lake water test kit to help pond owners detect common water quality problems. More
Water Quality Concerns for Ponds
Water Quality Concerns for Ponds - Articles Articles
This is a summary of some common water quality parameters that may cause problems in ponds and how to detect and treat them. More
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