Pond Management

The Douglas County Extension office can offer advice for managing aquatic weeds or enhancing the wildlife value of your pond. Contact the Horticulture and Natural Resources Agent, Sharon Ashworth, for a site visit if you are unsure of how to manage your pond.

Contact the Extension Office if you suspect a harmful algae bloom (blue-green algae).

Aquatic weeds

Aquatic Plants & Their Control

Aquatic weed ID and management - Texas A&M AquaPlant

Blue-green Algae - KSRE

Blue-green Algae - KDHE

Pond construction

Consult with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Lawrence Service Center (785) 843-4260

4920 Bob Billings Pkwy, Lawrence, KS 66049

A good reference is the USDA publication “Ponds – Planning, Design, Construction

Pond management

Pond management basics - KSRE slide show that addresses pond weeds, fish production, and nuisance wildlife.

Producing Fish and Wildlife from Kansas Ponds - A comprehensive guide from the KS Dept. of Wildlife and Parks.

Stocking a pond

The KS Aquaculture Association compiles a directory of regional fish producers - KAA Directory