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Makeing a pond without natural watter? Help!

Postby Greeny » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:45 pm

How would I go about makeing a pond with no watter sorce in the area we have a giant dip that would be great for makein a pond but no watter sorce is it possible?
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Postby Pintail65 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:18 pm

Not impossible but not easy, not cheap either. The best and just about the only way you could do it would be to create a rain trap for the water. You could set up rain traps to drain into wells that you could then have pumped into your pond if you have power near the location of the pond, if not you could create a large pond with pond liners that will collect the rain water and accumulate it in your pond just like a guzzler would work. One other way you could try assuming you are very rich and dont mind spending thousands of dallors on your pond is to have water trucked into your pond weekly or monthly depending on how deep and how fast it drains. All of these methods arent cheap by any means, but without a water source its just about the only way to do it.
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Postby tenfingergrip » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:56 pm

Quite easy......sink a well and pump ground water into the depression (assuming you have dammed it up) until it is full. If you have an overflow (which you should in case of severe rains) you can continue pumping and have it spill to a lower spot.
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Postby luie b » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:43 am

Does the dip drain much water? If it does just dam it up and put an overflow pipe on the dam. Just remember. There should be at least 5 acres of watershed land for each acre of pond.
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Postby Greeny » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:01 pm

Dip drains all watter
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Postby luie b » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:08 pm

So if the surrounding hills and area drain its water into this "dip" what you do is build a dam to stop the water, put an overflow pipe above where you want the water level to be. If you don't know much about bulldozing and dirt and such you should probably hire someone. But make sure if you want to stock fish in it that it needs to be about 15 feet deep.
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Postby KAhunter » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:30 am

We had the same situation and we just dammed up where it drained out. It was the start to an old pond that was started to be built in the middle of a low area that was wet about 20 yeards ago. It dries out in the summer and with a little work we expanded We have no water source and it fills up easily now every fall. Usually by october season we are full. The water level fluctuates some but it has been pretty succesful so far. Stop the water from draining and you should be fine to hold some water in the low spot without any water source.
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The area without much vegetation is the lowest spot on the site and doesnt dry up till mid to late summerif at all. The grassy area to the left is a higher moist soil area. The lowest spot has 2 feet of water in it in the winter and the moist soil to the left has 6 inches.
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views of the corn adjoining the natural areas. Lots of different types of food for the ducks in there.

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Postby aunt betty » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:17 pm

Look up "Mr. Plond"
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Postby Phytoplankton » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:27 pm

Another big thing to test is how well the water percolates through the soil. If the soils drains too well you'll have to put in a "liner" of clay, otherwise you can pump all the water you want, it will just drain back into the soil.
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Postby Greeny » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:50 pm

I was thinking about using clay anyone know about this?
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