Desilting & vegetation clearance
We can handle your pond and lake clearance
JPR Environmental has been trusted since 2000 to manage, create and restore water bodies in the UK.
We have the skills, experience and specialist equipment to remove silt and aquatic vegetation that has built up over time in lakes, ponds, rivers and ditches.
See below for a full list of the desilting, dredging and clearance services we offer.
What we do
We use the best methods to preserve water quality.
We are adept at making sure any desilting works have the minimum impact on surrounding fauna and flora.
Keeping silt onsite can save money!
We aim to keep any removed silt on site as it greatly reduces costs and vehicle movements. Silt can also create a valuable soil material once it is dewatered.
We can clear aquatic vegetation
In addition to desilting and dredging, we can remove any aquatic vegetation such as reeds, weeds, algae etc. to help make your waterscape beautiful again...
We have a variety of equipment including an amphibious machine, the Truxor T50, to carry out clearance works. We will also clear waterbodies manually if the job requires it. We carry out the following:
Ponds and lakes:
Creating and maintaining habitats for aquatic wildlife
Control of invasive plant species
Silt removal to maintain water quality
Maintaining irrigation canals and fish ponds
Enhancing water circulation for fish and plant health
Clearing vegetation and maintaining water quality in aquaculture operations
Algae and weed removal
Clearing debris and leaves
Enhancing water quality and aesthetics
Aquatic weed control
Removal of reeds and bulrushes
Silt pumping and dredging to maintain water quality and depth
General lake and pond maintenance
Excavation and shaping of wetland areas
Planting and maintenance of wetland vegetation
Restoration of natural water flow
Dredging and deepening of watercourses and channels
Clearing vegetation to prevent blockages
Mitigating flood risks in vulnerable areas
We can help make your pond or lake better for wildlife and people so contact us today.
What is siltation & why is desilting important?
Soil washed down stream or migrating from banks or leaf litter can build up in a pond or lake.
As waste matter increases, it can be colonised by plants and even small trees and scrub. Silted up ponds and lakes can become stagnant, smelly and even increase the risk of flooding.
When waters become too shallow or polluted with mud, silt and organic detritus (such as leaf litter), mechanical silt removal may be required.
Lake desilting is essential for maintaining a healthy wildlife lake. When we undertake a desilting project, we make sure that all the methods we use are cost-effective & ecologically friendly. We do this by using up-to-date plant & equipment operated by trained and experienced operators.
Desilting can have long lasting negative effects on the environment if left untreated. For example, it can affect fish spawning grounds, make riverbank unstable and can release harmful chemicals into the water which adversely effects the wildlife and water quality.
Before we undertake any desilting work, we make the necessary steps to reduce any impact on the surrounding environment and habitats.