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#387133 - 09/11/14 08:28 AM Pics of the Breach
Jakeroo Offline

Registered: 05/15/13
Posts: 190
Loc: Quincy, IL

#387134 - 09/11/14 08:33 AM Re: Pics of the Breach [Re: Jakeroo]
Jakeroo Offline

Registered: 05/15/13
Posts: 190
Loc: Quincy, IL
I think the pics are a little deceiving. The washed out part didn't look that big to me until I saw my Mom's paddle boat sitting on the side. Dad said the top part of the tear is about 30' across.

#387137 - 09/11/14 08:50 AM Re: Pics of the Breach [Re: Jakeroo]
FireIsHot Offline

Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 3703
Loc: Emory TX
Jakeroo, so sorry this happened. You've kept a positive attitude, and the dam and drainage can be repaired.

#387143 - 09/11/14 09:03 AM Re: Pics of the Breach [Re: Jakeroo]
RC51 Offline

Registered: 07/06/09
Posts: 4213
Loc: Arkansas
Yeah that sucks sorry dude! If that ever happened to me I would kill everything off in my pond and start over correctly with everything I know now from Pondboss. Not that yours wasn't right I'm just saying mine has never been exactly right and that would give me a good excuse right there.

Sorry dude keep us posted has to how you fix.

The only difference between a rut and a Grave is the depth. So get up get out of that rut and get moving!! Time to work!!

#387151 - 09/11/14 10:14 AM Re: Pics of the Breach [Re: RC51]
esshup Offline
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Registered: 01/26/09
Posts: 24018
Loc: Grovertown, Indiana

Since the pond was only about a year and a half old, I'd stop at your counties NRCS office and see if they can come out and look at the property to determine watershed and design properly sized primary and secondary (emergency) overflows. It won't cost anything. That way you shouldn't have this problem again.

Here's the info on the office:

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
338 South 36th, Quincy, IL 62301
Matt LeMaire District Conservationist
Phone: 217.224.9307 ext. 3
Fax: 217.224.4969
E-Mail: matthew.lemaire@il.usda.gov
Website: www.aiswcd.org

3/4 to 1 1/4 ac pond LMB, SMB, PS, BG, RES, CC, YP, Bardello BG, (RBT & Blue Tilapia - seasonal).

#387171 - 09/11/14 04:53 PM Re: Pics of the Breach [Re: Jakeroo]
ewest Offline
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Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 19219
Loc: Miss.
Looks like sandy soil - what is the soil like for fixing? If not in place then a must is a proper water control system (siphon , emergency spillway , drain pipe etc.).

#387180 - 09/11/14 07:54 PM Re: Pics of the Breach [Re: ewest]
jludwig Offline

Registered: 05/14/11
Posts: 1409
Loc: Central Kansas
Originally Posted By: ewest
Looks like sandy soil

I thought the same.

#387704 - 09/18/14 11:08 AM Re: Pics of the Breach [Re: jludwig]
Lynyrd Offline

Registered: 10/21/13
Posts: 45
Loc: Edom, TX
I would probably have a good old fashioned nervous breakdown.
I live back in the woods you see,
The woman and the kids and the critters and me.

#396395 - 01/04/15 10:35 AM Re: Pics of the Breach [Re: Jakeroo]
ToddM Offline

Registered: 03/16/14
Posts: 226
Loc: West virginia
Literally made me sick to look at, but it does look like very crumbly/sandy soil. Would a liner work or do you need to truck in clay?


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