Answer: It is necessary to dredge ponds and lakes in South Carolina, in the upper coastal region of South Carolina. Each lake and each pond is a different environment and as years pass, these environments accumulate a lot of sediment. They tend to fill in with storm water runoff, they tend from natural leafy materials—whether it be grass clippings, leafy materials, storm water fun off, sand, silt, sediment, muck, mire. All of these produce in the bottoms of pond beds and lake beds. So it is absolutely necessary to do an evaluation every so many years to determine whether or not you need to remove the sediment that’s accumulated.