Wet Pond Maintenance for Phosphorus Retention

Through modeling efforts and field measurements this research will investigate pond maintenance and re-design approaches to mitigate phosphorus pollution from ponds. Thus, this project will (1) model pond re-design and maintenance methods that can reduce internal phosphorus loading and (2) collect field measurements and perform data analysis to verify the model and improve pond phosphorus retention performance. Results from this study can be used to maintain and apply design retrofits to existing and new ponds to improve pond performance and benefits for use along roadways throughout Minnesota and the United States.