The property I am trying to rehabilitate is 80 acres has six smaller ponds, a 9 acre pond/reservoir on it (the county built it as a flood control measure in the sixties or seventies,) and three creeks. They are full of run off from all over the small college city.
What can I do to improve the ecology and the purity of the water in the creeks and the ponds. It currently has pecans and cat-tales around it. Cattle used to graze around it. There are a number of different types of fish. Ducks and geese are known to show up in the summer and fall. No snakes that I have seen, no frogs, no mosquitoes. It is in a hardiness area of 7 or 8 depending on the year according to the local farmers.
I would eventually like to harvest the pecans if possible and use the excess water in swales for other areas on the property.