What exactly is “muck” or sediment?

Over the years as leafs off trees, grass clippings and dead weeds and algae accumulate on the bottom of the lake you will get a build up of organic sediment which we refer to as muck. Once you get enough built up on the bottom of the lake or pond, this organic sediment has what is called a BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand) which results in having no oxygen at the bottom of the body of water. Once there is no oxygen at the bottom, normally you will see an increase in weed and algae growth, this happens because the nutrients that are in the bottom sediments are now being used primarily by the plant kingdom and are unavailable to most of the animal kingdom.

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