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#482723 - 11/15/17 02:05 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Registered: 10/27/15
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Loc: S. end of Elkins, Arkansas
We only received 0.3 inches out of the system in two days. Of course, no runoff.
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#482739 - 11/16/17 06:42 AM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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John, I am pretty sure we are in the same boat when it comes to rainfall events this past 6 months. Dry Dry Dry! This past month was the highest electric bill I have ever had. I have a meter set up just for the water well. If it was not for the well I would be down 3' at least.
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#482743 - 11/16/17 07:22 AM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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I'll be down 3' in another month or so. Wish I had a well, but then again, I don't think I'd want to run the pump enough to keep the pond full. wink
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#482884 - 11/19/17 05:53 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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I was planning on taking some pictures Friday after work but ended up working late and it was dark by time I got home.I went over Thursday when I got off early and blew leaves off the back of the dam until it got dark.They were starting to kill my young grass. I will have to take some new pictures next weekend when I get home from Branson. I will need to blow more leaves also.
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#483246 - 11/27/17 11:20 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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I went over and blew more leaves off the dam yesterday.The whole area needs it but I doubt that I will ever do it.lol!I do want to blow them off the sediment pond dam as soon as I get time.
They said on the news last night that we are still in a drought around here,which is getting old.lol!
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#483247 - 11/28/17 07:48 AM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Bobbss, I love your setting, beautiful, I can only imagine how exciting and nice the setting will be when you are at full pool!

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#483248 - 11/28/17 08:18 AM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Bobbss, I hope this drought ends soon. We seem to just go from one drought to the next though. Weird times for sure.
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#483266 - 11/28/17 01:32 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Thanks Canyoncreek!I'll be glad to see it full thats for sure.We plan to build a new house on one of the ridges just above the pond.The back of the house will probably only be 100'-150' from the pond so I should have a nice view from our back deck.
SetterGuy,I won't stop hopping we get enough rain soon to fill it up or at least enough that fish could live in it but I'm starting to think it probably won't fill until spring rains.
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#483298 - 11/28/17 10:39 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Looks good Bobbss! Nice thick stand of grass.
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#483327 - 11/29/17 11:15 AM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Thank Snrub!I've never really seeded anything before so I wasn't real sure what I was doing.lol!I threw a little more seed in areas that I thought would get more water run off.With as dry as it's been,the areas that get some shade have done much better.What really doesn't help is they ran out of the better soil (top soil) on the sunny side when they was finishing things off,so it has more clayish-rockfish dirt on top and stays drier from the sun.At least they had enough for the back of the dam.
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#483356 - 11/29/17 03:56 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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We got 0.4" of rain this morning. No run off. Raised the pond 0.4". This is typical of the past 100 days, save for one better rain.
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#483423 - 11/30/17 11:51 AM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
John, I wish we would of got that much!lol!We barely got enough last night to get the pavement wet.Wasn't enough to measure, the bird bath was only damp. Lol!


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#483790 - 12/05/17 11:34 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
We got about a half inch (I think)of rain last night,which gave me a few inches of water back in the pond.That was the first rain that was enough to measure,I've had in over 2 weeks.My pond has been done for well over 3 months,and still haven't had any big rains.
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#483791 - 12/06/17 07:52 AM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Loc: NE Missouri
Bobbss, doesn't look like much coming either. At least nothing through Dec 20. My guess is we will be seeing white stuff before we get any rain. Driest fall I can remember. Sure made it easy getting all the leaves out of the yard, but that is the only benefit. This is getting ridiculous. It's to the point that I don't even remember what "normal" rainfall means. We had a 1.2" rain Aug 22. Since then it's all been in .5" or less, and not many of those.
I hope you at least got a few inches out of that last front.
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#483831 - 12/06/17 10:50 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
SetterGuy,I think it gave me 3-4 inches.With the area being freshly cleared,I seem to get a fair amount of run off if the rain comes down fairly fast and hard.
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#483841 - 12/07/17 07:40 AM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: SetterGuy]
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Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
Originally Posted By: SetterGuy
Bobbss, doesn't look like much coming either. At least nothing through Dec 20. My guess is we will be seeing white stuff before we get any rain. Driest fall I can remember. Sure made it easy getting all the leaves out of the yard, but that is the only benefit. This is getting ridiculous. It's to the point that I don't even remember what "normal" rainfall means. We had a 1.2" rain Aug 22. Since then it's all been in .5" or less, and not many of those.
I hope you at least got a few inches out of that last front.


I have to agree with this being the driest fall I can remember. I hoped to get a decant rain out of this present front but it did not happen at my place. Maybe an inch if I was lucky. We are many miles apart your place and mine, but I think the rain since last June is probably the same. Really need about a week of good rain


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#485500 - 01/22/18 11:46 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
Well with the few small rains and snows we got the last part of Dec. and first part of Jan., it had my pond back up to about as high as it was after the first and only half way good rain I had since my pond was finished 5 months ago.A lot of that first rain got sucked up pretty quick and the handful of small rains since then had just kept it a little below that highest point it was.Last night we got about 3/4" of rain,which gave me probably 4"-6" in the pond and made it the highest it's ever been.Still not much water in it but it was nice to see it higher than it's ever been.Last night the weather man said we are still listed as in a severe drought.I hope it is over soon.I want to start stocking early spring.
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#485514 - 01/23/18 03:06 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Registered: 03/22/12
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Loc: MO
I built my pond in the middle of a drought too and I well remember right where you're at now grin I swear I never thought it was ever going to top then the drought broke and I got a couple of 3-4' rises overnight. Right now I'm down 3'10" on a normally 14.5" deep pond.

The 3-month forecast for Jefferson County shows drought remaining but moderating (they said that before!). At the same time they show a prediction of a 33% chance of above average rainfall for February and also for the 3-month period through April. I'll believe it when I see it.
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#485515 - 01/23/18 03:59 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
Hi Jim,been meaning to check in with you and see how your pond was doing in this drought.I knew it would take a while but I did think it would be at least 25% full after 5 months.lol!The only run off I've gotten so for is from the freshly cleared area around the pond.The rest of my water shed area has been so dry that it pretty much soaks it all up when we do get a little rain.The little sediment pond has been holding water real well but has very little in it and most of my water shed area feeds it first..There was nothing cleared around it,it's all heavy woods.Looks like we have another chance of a small rain this weekend,something is better than nothing.lol!
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#486229 - 02/16/18 09:28 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
When I last reported my highest water level yet,it didn't last long.I knew it raised it as much as it did because the ground and pond had been frozen for a long time.As soon as the ground thawed is soaked it up.We got about the same amount of rain last night but it only gave me about a 1/4 of what it did when the ground was frozen.They think we might get enough rain starting Monday,to give us a break in the drought.I sure hope so,in about another week or so it will make 6 months since the pond was finish and it still don't have more than a foot or so of water in it..Thats a long time to wait to see if it looks like it will hold water.lol!
Has anyone else here had to wait that long to get more than a foot or two of water in their new pond?
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#486232 - 02/16/18 10:39 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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We have not had a super good rain here locally since late December 2015, and are in a prolonged state of drought also.
Edit: We received 1/2" of rain Friday night. No runoff. Typical.


Edited by John Fitzgerald (02/17/18 06:18 PM)
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#486249 - 02/17/18 07:31 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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John, I'm 5 ft low with the 7th wettest year on record.
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#486252 - 02/17/18 11:30 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
John,after watching the weather last night,I thought you was going to get some.This morning we got a little snow,about 1",and then a light rain after.Probably didn't add up to more than .10" of water all together,but I will take all I can get.They say starting late tomorrow night we are going to have rain off and on for a few days.They just said on the news while I was typing this that my area should get around 2.3" over the first 3 days or so of the week and a chance for more later in the week.All I can say is bring it on.lol!Are they saying your going to get any down there John?From what I see,it looks like you should.
They also just said that my area right now is considered in a extreme drought and that all the areas surrounding my area are considered to be in a severe drought.They say we are down around 9" since August.
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#486290 - 02/18/18 11:24 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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We are supposed to get rain for the next week. But, small amounts each day. Man, I need RAIN!
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#486291 - 02/18/18 11:47 PM Re: New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo. [Re: Bobbss]
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Dave,we are supposed to get the same thing.They say we may get a few small thunder storms mixed in and they did up the amount we may get to 3"-4",but they say it will be a slow soaker for the most part.
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