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The staff at G3SoilWorks includes hydrologists and hydrogelogists that have working knowledge of lake, reservoir, and aquatic habitat management. The G3 team is highly experienced in the identification and mitigation of potentially hazardous conditions in lake perimeters, lake bottoms, or circulation conditions in these unique environments. Engineering investigations are routinely performed to include slope stability, surface and subsurface erosion, and other hydro related issues.

Man-made lakes and reservoirs encounter their own specific set of issues. Often a problem with a water column can be determined by evaluating the water’s chemistry. By investigating circulation efficiency, dissolved oxygen distribution, and temperature stratification, the G3 team can determine the health of your water column. We can then recommend mitigation measures along with a lake maintenance program. Our experts are seasoned in pump and aeration system evaluation and fountain and bubbler evaluation, should an issue occur. We perform engineering investigations routinely to determine stability of these man-made water bodies in order to address the cause of the following commonly occurring problems in lakes and reservoirs:

  • Continued water loss from ponds
  • Erosion at bridge footings/abutments
  • Seepage and erosion along utility trenches
  • Seepage of pond water into storm drains
  • Groundwater seepage
  • Structural movement
  • Slope / Bank erosion
  • Sediment removal concepts


Should your issue be occurring in an aquatic habitat, our experts are qualified to investigate and determine the cause. Some problems are common in man-made water bodies that are unique specifically to aquatic habitats. The most common occurrences the G3 experts encounter and resolve on a routine basis are:

  • Stagnant Water
  • Uncontrolled algae growth
  • Water discoloration
  • Fish kills
  • Storm water runoff
  • Sediment deposition
  • Weed growth