Oklahoma Water Resources Center

Ponds & Reservoirs

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Are Herbicides Safe to Use in My Pond?
Do you have a pond weed problem? Often what is needed in the short term, is something to eliminate the problem plants without being toxic to other aquatic life or harmful to humans. Approved  aquatic herbicides applied according to label directions meet these criteria. This factsheet will get you started as you work with your county Extension Agriculture educator to select an herbicide and formulate long-term management practices to restore a healthy balance between plants, fish, and the other important uses of your pond.
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Articles

Projects

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Pond owners and youth are educated about proper pond management through county extension offices.
(Dr. Marley Beem - Natural Resource Ecology & Management)

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- View a presentation and video by Dr. Marley Beem, Natural Resource Ecology & Management
- Read the article, Freeze-Proof Tanks as a Dependable Replacement to Pond Watering by Jonathan Anthony, Water Center staff writer
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Cross Timbers Experiment Range Station near Stillwater:
- Cattle exclusion from ponds for improved water quality, reduced erosion
- Impacts of land management on watersheds

 

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Associated Pages:

Drought on the Ranch

 

Extension Services

 

Fisheries Management

 

Recreational Value

 

Waste and Nutrient Management

 

Water Testing

 

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External Resources:

Oklahoma's Problem Species (Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council)

 

Pond Assistance (Oklahoma Natural Resources Conservation Service)

 

Local Service Centers (NRCS)

 

Dam Safety (Oklahoma Water Resources Board)