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#500775 - 01/16/19 11:20 PM Muck liquidation and removal
cb100 Offline

Registered: 12/19/14
Posts: 167
Loc: lake co calif
I have a 46 year old pond with about 6 feet of muck. I also have two other ponds downstream with about 300 yards between each. I was thinking about building a series of haybale dams between each pond. And then taking a water pump with a pipe on the outflow with holes drilled in the bottom to pump water down through the muck to liquify it and drain it out with a bottom siphon. The hay baffles and ponds downstream should catch most of the muck and the downstream ponds would be a lot easier to clean out than the first pond. Has anyone else tried anything like this?

#500801 - 01/17/19 12:54 PM Re: Muck liquidation and removal [Re: cb100]
Quarter Acre Offline

Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 1419
Loc: West Central Missouri
Here's a thread that disscusses the topic and it links anpother thread that has alot more to read...


I can't vouch for any of it other than I read them when I was considering the muck removal approach for my pond.
Fish on!,

#500821 - 01/17/19 10:56 PM Re: Muck liquidation and removal [Re: cb100]
cb100 Offline

Registered: 12/19/14
Posts: 167
Loc: lake co calif
Thanks for the response quarter acre .I looked at that post I have been pumping the muck out with a trash pump into an above ground pool let it settle and drain the water to my bait fish pond and dump the muck to a pit where I am making garden soil. But it is a slow process


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