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#490201 - 05/17/18 01:29 PM Filling pond with well.
day Offline
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Registered: 08/26/02
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Talk to me about the cost of construction for a pond with built up Leviís vs digging. I understand you woukd not catch much runoff but if you had a well that would fill it woukd that work? Woukd it be cheaper? You woukd still need to dig bit if you just took the dirt and pushed it up theoretically every foot you built up is a foot you wouldnít need to go down. I fished at a place called lakes of danberry that looked like they were built like this? Anyone have any experience with Levi built ponds.

#490248 - 05/18/18 06:52 AM Re: Filling pond with well. [Re: day]
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Registered: 01/04/06
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Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
I bet they weren't built by just pushing dirt. A properly constructed dam needs to be cored and filled with good clay. Then the soils and clay have to be "knitted" together. If not, a "seam" is left that lets water run under the pushed up dirt.

Mine was built that way before I learned how it ought to be done. And the dozer guy that I hired could do anything with his equipment but was ignorant as I was about building a dam that holds water. Mine will always leak.
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