Recreational Ponds in South Carolina
Clemson Extension Program Team
Natural Resources - Water Resources
Many factors influence the functionality and health of recreational ponds including water source, size, depth, structure(s), sediment accumulation, and water quality. Without maintenance, over time, ponds tend to fill with sediment, develop higher nutrient levels, and support increased aquatic plant growth. Wildlife, such as beavers and feral hogs, can cause damage or degradation of ponds and related structures. Ponds and dams should be routinely monitored to address potential issues as they arise.
Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension
Recreational pond owners, general public, natural resource managers
Nix HB, Beecher L, Davis RH. Recreational Ponds in South Carolina. Clemson (SC): Clemson Cooperative Extension, Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension; 2021 Oct. LGP 1125. https://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/recreational-ponds-in-south-carolina/.