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Lake / Pond Management

Every lake is unique. Long-term management considers the environmental, cultural, and biological factors affecting the lake and sets a priority on finding lasting solutions.

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Lake management is complicated and requires a coordinated effort of community groups, individuals, landowners, and government. To be effective, lake managers must commit to long-term strategies and investment. Specific strategies to address a lake's nutrient enrichment problems must focus on activities in the watershed and, if needed, in-lake restoration techniques.


‚ÄčLake Notes is a series of publications produced by the Illinois Environment Protection Agency about issues confronting Illinois' lake resources. The objective of these publications is to provide lake and watershed residents with a greater understanding of environmental cause-and-effect relationships, and actions we all can take to protect our lakes.  Twenty-Six fact sheets have been completed to date they include:  To access these fact sheets click here  Lake Notes


Landowner Assistance:

Pond Management:


Fisheries Management Biologist: 

Farm pond information is online: 

Iowa State University Extension resources:


Fisheries Management Biologist:

Pond helps:


Overview Document:

Lake Protection and Management

North Carolina


Managing Private Lakes and Ponds

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