Within Chester County an estimated 3,000 ponds dot the landscape ranging in functions from recreational fishing to water supplies for livestock to stormwater management to aesthetic enhancement. A recent collaborative study led by West Chester University described some of the principle factors that affect the health of the ponds within the County and outlined some techniques to assist owners in managing their ponds.
Two Reports and a summary brochure
The study includes two reports and a summary brochure:
Volume 1: Management Strategies for the Small Pond Owner, and
Resources for Pond Management While
managing a pond can seem like a daunting task, there are numerous
resources and pond management professionals that can provide guidance to
property owners and managers.
Penn State Cooperative Extension and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission jointly maintain a very complete website with access to publications on a wide range of pond management topics.