Pond Maintenance: Dredging
Clemson Extension Program Team
Natural Resources - Water Resources
Dredging is often one of the larger projects a pond owner may consider; successful projects require careful planning and frequently involve hiring a professional experienced in planning, permitting, and completing similar work. This article will provide an overview of dredging considerations for recreational or farm ponds and is intended to inform pond owners, professional pond managers, and water resource professionals. The scope of this article is limited to returning a farm or recreational pond to original conditions by removing non-contaminated sediment; additional regulations likely apply to projects that expand or modify a pond, to dredging within stormwater or industrial ponds, or if any contamination is present or suspected.
Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension
pond owners, professional pond managers, water resource professionals
Nix HB, McCall Jr EC, Chastain JE. Pond Maintenance: Dredging. Clemson (SC): Clemson Cooperative Extension, Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension; 2022 Oct. LGP 1153. https://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/pond-maintenance-dredging/.