Water is critical to life.

Water Quality & Conservation

The day-to-day choices of residents and visitors help determine if precious water resources will be here for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

Shovel and Pond

Building A New Pond

Successful ponds require careful planning. New ponds must be located in the best spot possible, supplied by a consistent water source, and constructed with an adequate spillway.

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Sprinkler head of impact sprinkler that uses for sprinkler irrigation.

Coping with Drought

Prolonged drought affects the growth and appearance of crops and lawns, and more. Visit our resources for more information on drought topics related to you.

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pond and vegetation

Aquatic Weeds & Algae

Decisions about aquatic weeds have consequences for swimming, fishing, and environmental quality. We recommend a step-by-step approach to weed management.

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Cattails in a ditch, Dryden NY

Controlling Cattails

A few cattails can be desirable in a pond however they often grow into thick stands. Learn various methods to use to control them, here.

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Bulldozers involved in stream restoration, from 'DEC Guidelines for Post-Flood Stream Construction' online at http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/administration_pdf/postfloodguid.pdf

Stream Reconstruction

Visit our list of links to find information on how to rebuild your stream following a flooding event, and on the advantages of creating riparian buffers.

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Frog

Attracting Pond Wildlife

Most ponds will attract significant wildlife without any effort on your part. Here are suggestions on how to attract or discourage wildlife from taking up residence at your pond.

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Last updated November 10, 2016