In the maintenance and protection of lakes, there are many special products and services that aren’t widely used, but may be critical to a particular situation. Over the few decades, Allied Biological has developed a suite of specialized services that separate us from our smaller competitors. For example:
In order to prevent aquatic weed growth, it may be necessary to turn to methods such as benthic barriers in localized areas. These fabric barriers cover the substrate of a pond or lake and inhibit plant growth beneath. Benthic barriers are usually installed around docks and in swimming areas.
Allied Biological is a certified dealer of Aqua Screen benthic barriers, a permeable, screen-like barrier that allows natural gases to escape while blanketing out plant growth. After purchasing, we can install them in both drawn down and full lakes.
- Sediment / Herbicide Barriers
Containment curtains are often employed to hold suspended sediment within a portion of a waterbody, typically during some construction activity. These barriers can also prevent herbicides from flowing out of a particular treatment area and into the rest of the water system.
At Allied Biological, we have the experience to choose the correct barrier design and the skills to install and maintain it, sectioning off the water so that your targeted area receives the highest level of protection.
When preparing a lake or wetland system for dredging, restoration, maintenance or examination, it may become necessary to transfer the entire gamefish population. Our staff has the netting and specialized electrofishing equipment to safely remove and relocate fish from lakes, ponds and streams for their protection and preservation, satisfying Environmental Department requirements and saving valuable wildlife.
Fish removal can be done for other reasons besides protection of the species. At times, the fish can be a contributing factor to problems such as increased turbidity and increases in nutrient concentrations near the bottom of the water system.
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