Lake and Pond Hydro-Raking
Mechanical Weed and Unconsolidated Organic Removal
Lake Management Sciences specializes in mechanical weed and unconsolidated organic removal on lakes and ponds which is a highly effective management option.
The Hydro-Rake is described as a “Raking of aquatic vegetation and unconsolidated organics”. The equipment can operate in shallow water (less than 2 feet) and it can work to depths of 12 feet. The Hydro-Rake is successful at removing plants, hummocks, roots and emergent shoreline vegetation. The hydro-rake is operated from the water collecting plants and detritus with its various rake attachments.
Mechanical harvesting boats are engineered to cut and remove aquatic plants from targeted areas. Harvested (cut) plants travel a conveyor belt, are placed in holding areas on the boat and ultimately transferred to the shoreline via a conveyor system.
*Note: Harvesting may promote the re-growth and spread of milfoil and plants that propagate readily from fragments, thus it is not deemed appropriate for all waterbodies.