Pond Management around Charlottesville Virginia
A pond is a great resource on a country property. Most were put in for livestock watering many years ago but cattle can really mess up a pond and contribute to downstream pollution. Today they are more often enjoyed for the recreation they provide and the wildlife they attract while the cattle water form more controllable water supplies like artesian or spring fed concrete waterers. Your county extension office can give more more information on incentive programs like CREP as well as advice for stocking fish and other pond management issues. There are some private companies that can help as well.