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Stormwater Pond Management: Pond Sediment Excavation Best Practices

This video introduces best management practices in excavating pond sediment to protect the water quality in stormwater pond as well as the streams, lakes and rivers that are connected in the watershed.

Full video: Introduction to Pond Sediment Excavation Best Practices

See the complete video, below (video 44:29). The same video is also available in segments, so you can watch only the video segments you’re most interested in.

Introduction to Pond Sediment Excavation Best Practices

Introduces best management practices to collecting sediment samples and testing those samples before excavating a pond. Following these practices will help to protect the water quality in the pond and the overall watershed. (video 2:23)

Mapping the Pond to Prepare for Sediment Excavation

Highlights the process of mapping a pond to get the best results in testing the sediment. (video 11:54)

Testing Pond Sediment with a Boat

Illustrates the steps to take in gathering Stormwater pond sediment samples with the use of a boat. (video 9:21)

Testing Pond Sediment without a Boat

Demonstrates the steps to take in collecting Stormwater pond sediment samples while standing in shallow water. (video 9:57)

Testing the Collected Sediment

Outlines best practices for Stormwater pond maintenance professionals to follow in testing the collected sediment before taking the next steps to excavating the pond. (video 10:44)

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