Air Diffusion System

Air Diffusion System

The air diffusion system installed at Taylor Lake is an attempt to slow the reversion of the lake into a wetland as well as improve conditions for wildlife.   By laying specially perforated 1/2 inch tubing along the bottom of the lake and pumping air through it, a current is generated that lifts water from the bottom of the lake up to the surface.  This mixes the nutrient evenly through the water column and will eventually reduce the overload of plant growth, which, at present, is slowly filling the lake with organic matter.  The mixing effect of the system will also carry more oxygen down towards the bottom of the lake where it is needed for the survival of bottom dwelling insect larvae and nymphs which provide food for the fish population.

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