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  • 2011
  • April

Aquatic Turtles

Many people think that turtles are detrimental to fish populations and believe they need to be removed from impoundments. However, the many species of turtles in southern Oklahoma and northern Texas have varied diets and none of them are exclusively fish.
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  • 2011
  • March

Filamentous Algae

Filamentous algae are a common concern among pond owners. Sometimes referred to as pond scum or incorrectly as moss, filamentous algae include hundreds of species; many are true algae, while several are cyanobacteria.
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  • 2011
  • October

Water Quality in Times of Drought

During times of drought, water quantity is an obvious concern to livestock producers. Livestock consume water daily, but evaporation is the primary means of water loss from earthen impoundments.
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  • 2004
  • April

Barrier Offers Relief From Beaver-Created Flooding

A cost-effective, easily portable barrier that prevents drainage cuts in beaver dams from being repaired could offer temporary relief from beaver-created floodwater.
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  • 2011
  • September

Fish Population Renovation During Drought

If your pond is low, this might be the perfect time to renovate poor or marginal largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish populations or eliminate undesirable fish such as bullheads, common carp, warmouth and green sunfish. If your pond is dry, you will need to make plans to deepen it before stocking fish next spring when, hopefully, it's full again.
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  • 2011
  • August

Pond Renovation During Drought

Landowners are often tempted to take advantage of droughts by deepening or enlarging existing ponds when water levels drop low enough or when ponds dry up completely. This can be an opportunity to increase water supply for fisheries and livestock, but certain factors should be considered before spending money and time deepening or enlarging a pond.
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  • 1995
  • June

Hook and Line Fish Sampling

This article was revised in 2005. Hook and line fish sampling combined with summer seine sampling can tell a pond manager quite a bit about the fishery in a pond (seine sampling is described in a...
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Key Concepts: Quality Largemouth Bass Sport Fishing in Ponds

Sport fishing is a common recreational use of many ponds. This handout highlights items that pond managers should consider when managing a pond for a quality largemouth bass sport fishery.

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How to Survey the Fish in Your Pond

Many pond owners think surveying fish populations in a pond is something only a professional fisheries biologist can do. Determining the fish species present, their size distribution and relative...
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New book helps producers manage aquatic vegetation

Water is a significant resource for any land manager, and its presence increases plant diversity that requires management.