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#500080 - 12/29/18 06:19 PM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: DanaL]
Mike Whatley Offline

Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 825
Loc: Louisiana
Originally Posted By: DanaL
Hi all. I'm Dana from southeastern NC. My husband and I own most of a pond that has more complications then we know how to deal with. A few months ago someone unknown tore out the spillway which wasn't on our property, and since then we have been trying to figure out which agency can definitively say what the regulations are regarding the land and stream, and how to proceed with repairs. I had no idea this site existed, and I now have hope this can be figured out!

Hi Dana...welcome to the forum!!

This is pure speculation, but from what I understand, the spillway on your "shared" pond rests on adjoining property owned by someone else. That's a tough situation. In most cases, my understanding is, that individual is responsible for upkeep/maintainance on any portion of the pond that's on their property. If they decided, for whatever reason, they no longer want a pond on their land, they can rip out the spillway and drain it, even if the majority of the pond is on you!

Unfortunately, about the only way to resolve the problem is to build a new dam/spillway on your property. A very costly endeavor, but that would give you complete control over the pond on your land.

I've heard many members here advise against having anything to do with so called "shared" ponds, simply because of issues like this, as well as any management issues that co-owners may differ on. You spend gobs of $$$ on stocking fish, structure and habitat just to have your neighbor invite the entire family over for a fish fry....on your dime.

I hope someone will come on and say I dont know what I'm talking about. Good luck, and please, keep us informed on whats going on.

Edited by Mike Whatley (12/29/18 06:22 PM)
.10 surface acre pond, 10.5 foot deep. SW LA. The epitome of a mutt pond. BG, LMB, GSF, RES, BH, Warmouth, Longear Sunfish, Gambusia,Mud Minnows, Crappie, and now shiners!!...I subscribe!!

#500081 - 12/29/18 07:24 PM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: Bob Lusk]
Bill D. Offline

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 5805
Loc: Boone County Illinois
Hi Dana,

Welcome to PBF!

Sorry for your problem. My first effort would be to get in touch with the owner of the land with the spillway and find out why it was removed and see if you can work out an amicable solution.

Good Luck,

Bill D.

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#501801 - 02/09/19 09:40 AM Re: Welcome to Pond Boss [Re: Bob Lusk]
Play It Koi Offline

Registered: 02/09/19
Posts: 1
Loc: Washington, US
Hi, My name is Ben. I've always been into fish, water, and landscaping ever since I can remember. I know it's a strange dream as most people want to be a doctor or firefighter or something when they grow up. However, ever since I was a little kid, my dream has always been to "own a fish store". &#128512; After talking about it for years and years, my wife and I finally decided to "take the plunge" (no pun intended) and open a pond store, called Play It Koi. We carry just about anything you can think of related to Koi Pond's, water features, and water gardens including all the equipment, pond plants, and even koi fish. We're coming up on our 3rd season and are really having a lot of fun with it. It's such a great community of people and I'm excited to join the Pond Boss Forums. Anyhow, I look forward to joining the community here and come visit us at https://PlayItKoi.com and say hi!

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