Public park lakes are normally subjected to intensive use with heavy nutrient loading from public use and from large water fowl populations. In most cases, budgetary constraints do not allow for the level of maintenance required to keep tthe system in ballance.

The Lake Consultant must allow for these adverse factors and provide the design of a lake system that can be sustained as a high quality aquatic amenity within a reasonable program of lake maintenance.

Lake rehabilitaion requires an understanding of the science of Limnology, the study of inland waters (lakes), with emphasis on the lake eutrophication process, its causative factors and mechanisms as well as the available and applicable preventative measures.