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Pond Redo #504716 04/22/19 10:18 AM
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This is my current progress














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Is that a volcano?

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After the weather beats it down some and the pond fills back up. I'm hoping It will be a small island for some banana trees and elephant ears.


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This is the tractor i'm using. It might take me a little while but it will get done. The wife left for the weekend with a full tank of fuel LOL. She got a surprise she she got home.

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Heres the volcano now

https://i.imgur.com/fQyQmXU.jpg

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Heres my latest picture. The pond is still drained down a little bit so I can dig it out more. I left my mower in the picture for reference. It still has a lot of work to be done before it looks nice again but it will happen.

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Re: Pond Redo LOL [Re: RStringer] #510343 08/15/19 10:10 PM
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Tractor has been broke down for little over a month now. Just got it fixed last night and the wife is leaving for the weekend so some progress will be made. Can anyone tell me the easiest way to put pictures on here. I normally go thur imgur but it a hassle. Can you put them straight from your cell phone on here?


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Re: Pond Redo LOL [Re: RStringer] #510348 08/15/19 11:14 PM
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I just figured out a trick today! Take a screenshot of your pic, crop it, save and upload from your phone! In the attached I intentionally left a upper border where the screenshot was cropped.
Game changer for me!
Edit: You can't really see the crop line so maybe just screenshot and upload.

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I get the picture 2 go under file manager. How do you get it on the post

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Screenshot looks good! I have not figured out how to make photos appear in the post.

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open the image from the posted link and copy the url address.
Then go back and edit the post.
Type..."[img]" (without the quotes), paste the url address, and then type "[/img]" without the quotes. save the edit changes and it should appear like this...


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[quote=Quarter Acre]open the image from the posted link and copy the url address.
Then go back and edit the post.
Type..."[img]" (without the quotes), paste the url address, and then type "[img/]" without the quotes. save the edit changes and it should appear likt this...



Actually the brackets after the link have to have the forward slash IN FRONT of the img.

so it would be [img] http://blah blah blah.jpg [../img]

without the dots in front of the forward slash


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That's what I said...actually NOT! Thanks for pointing that out Canyon. I have edited my post to reflect "the truth".


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Thank you shortcut. It looks like a mess to my wife right now. I tell her when I get done people will drive from miles away to see such a display. Stole that sayin from my father in law. She always says name 2 people. Damn smartass lol

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This is a mess! 1ac expansion.

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That's a big expansion there. I might add 1/3 an acre. I'm hoping its 3/4 by the time I'm done


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This is a free expansion! The property is not far from town and our valley has great topsoil the dozer guy needed for several large landscaping projects. Touched base with him last night. They will be back soon to finish shaping it and connecting to the main pond. With 1100ac of watershed we need a much larger pond. This will make it about 2.5ac.


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Free is the best kind for sure. Sweet I hope it works out for ya.


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If this rain would stop I could get some more digging done. Gggrrr

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Made a little progress today. But it's all pretty wet for my small tractor but its trying lol.

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Wet week but got in when i could. I got the damn on the right side raised a little. It might not look like much. On my little tractor I bet I made 150 loads of dirt to make it. I'm tryin to raise my damn up bout 3 feet. I still have a long way to go on the other side.

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One bite at a time.

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I feel like a mouse just nibbling sometimes. When I look back a picture from when i started it seems crazy. I started all of this cuz i had a low spot next to the pond that was always wet. So I figured and just expand it just a little. So much for that idea.


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This is the shape I'm going for. Sorry I'm not an artist. The pier will be a firepit on the end it's about 20 feet across. I. Looking at around 2/3 - 3/4 of an acre when finished n full I hope.

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Just noticed the pool. Dang Google maps need to update their images in the summer when everything looks nice n green. Well I guess the pool is green but its normally clear lol.


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I managed to get some progress done today. Added another 100-120 scopes today. Prolly get another 30 or so in before the day is over. Wanted to get a picture while I was thinking about it.

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Can someone give me advice on wht size over flow pipe or if I need 1. Hopefully I will around 3/4 acre when done and full. Prolly about 2 acre water shed. The pond before the dig was just under 1/2 acre. Never had overflow pipe before. Just flowed over side. Never was a problem before. Normally only couple times a year did it over flow.


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Rusto I have a 6acr pond and have 2 24Ē culverts and have never had a problem..... but itís dri ish around here.

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Originally Posted By: RStringer
Can someone give me advice on wht size over flow pipe or if I need 1. Hopefully I will around 3/4 acre when done and full. Prolly about 2 acre water shed. The pond before the dig was just under 1/2 acre. Never had overflow pipe before. Just flowed over side. Never was a problem before. Normally only couple times a year did it over flow.


If you enlarge the pond but not the watershed, overflow should be less of a problem rather than more.


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Thanks for the quick replys. I was just thinking more water more problem. But common sense prevails again.


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NRCS should be able to help you size your pipe for the watershed.

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I sealed it up already last night. I decided to go without it. I can always dig it back out if needed. I still will prolly have to drop the water level again at some point. Im not using a laser level or nothing just eye balling it. This has been a completely low budget deal. So far only cost me diesel and time. I still have a night or 2 to finish up the dam. I did change the water shed slightly. I sloped my yard a little in places so the water runs into the pond now. Added some crushed limestone to the entrance point.


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I think I'm close to being done. I feel like iv said that a few times lol. Went ahead and spread a pile of limestone in a few places today. I hope they will work good for spawning. If not no loss. On of the pictures is where the water flows into the pond. Hopefully it will help filter the water a little bit atleast.

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The panoramic picture makes the deck rail look funny. Just an updated picture. Will get a little more digging done tonight I hope.

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Sometimes it not how big your toy is that matters. It's how many hours you are willing to play.

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I think I'm done til the water comes. In sure I'm going to have some spots 2 fix. But 4 the most part I done finally.

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Just thought I'd stick a pole in the ground to measure how much I added. I'm hoping to add 3 feet when finished. I pretty sure I will have to add some to one spot on the bk damn. It's still around a foot low or so. I dont know where the spillway will be at yet. I kinda want the rains to come. I still want to get some more barrels in it for habitat.

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Looks great! Well Done! I'm looking forward to seeing it full! smile



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Thank you it's hard to tell the scale and slopes of everything in pictures. If I was better with this I would put a video up of it. Any advice on wht to do before the rain comes is welcome here. Concerns, ideas or diy projects!!!


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We got about 1.25 inches of rain yesterday. Looks like it raised the water level by about a foot maybe a little less. Couple more feet to go to see what full pool will lol like.


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I know it is past time when input on overflow pipe is an issue. However, adding the experience of an infrequent sojourner through here. I have a pond about 0.4 acre. 11-12 ac watershed. I asked NRCS for input on overflow pipe size. They said 4". I didn't believe them. That is kinda pointless. We get some big rains here- 2-4" in a day. I put in a 12" pipe. And I have seen it running completely full twice. Seeing an overflow running max is scarey. Tis only my experience, but pay to oversize. The peace of mind is worth it.

Glad you are getting toward full pool. That is fun to see your dreams unfolding. Slow fill is better than fast fill.

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I decided not to go with an over flow for now at least. I never have had 1 so not 2 concerned bout it I guess. Might be a mistake in the long run. I could always add 1 later if needed. My water shed is only mayb 2ac at most. It fills up fast with a heavy rain.


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I got my hands on some more barrels and another tree.

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Wow! I wish I could get that much run off for every 2 acres. My watershed is about 4 times that, and I can't get near a foot of water, from a 1.25" of rain.


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It did help tht all the ground is soaked already. It came down in a hurry for sure. I have my guttering from my house and shop all running into also. It was coming out like a firehose for a few hours.


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The cover you made from the last set of barrels looked good.


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Thank you. Fish seem to love them. When you make your lure go right above it the little ones try their hardest to get it.


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Bob I have to correct myself on that. I went out and checked my water level gauge. It is more like 9 inches. It sure does seem like more when the pond grows in size also. The first picture was from the end of August. The bottom was taken today Dec 31st.

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That is still better than I get. Lol! You're pond is looking great.


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Thank you I'm looking forward to some grass and and full pool this spring. I think I started this 2 years ago. It's been a long process for sure. My wife has been pretty supportive of it which has helped.


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Looking good.

Really nice deck and view.


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Thank you, I'm ready for spring time when everything greens up and fills up. I'm thinking bout making something like this. Just a small fishing dock. My father in law is not quite in a wheel chair but is close to it but loves to fish. Hes the reason I put crappy in my pond. He loves to catch them. I figured a couple of these around the pond will be helpful to him. Also dont want to spend a whole lot either.

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I have pondered about putting a small dock on the opposite side of my 3 acre main pond and also one across the creek on my RES/SMB pond.

Pondering is the easy part. We will see if I ever get "a round tuit". grin

I think you would enjoy the docks a lot. Don't remember ever hearing of anyone here on PBF regretting putting in a dock. They might when it comes time to replace the boards, but I do not see any other downside.


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I have a 5 year old round tuit problem about a blue barrel dock. And, Iíll bet this isnít the year either.


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Okay here ya both go. No more excuses now you have one of your own.

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I got a bucket full of round to its!

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This morning rains have brought it up more. Looks like so far we've got .89. But everything around is already wet so I got pretty good runoff. My wife isnt thrilled that I enjoy the rain right now. Lol

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Your penensula is showing up. I like it.

When looking at bare dirt from pictures, hard to get the features sometimes.


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Thank you I'm loving it all filling up. I'm hoping google maps updates some time this summer when everything is looking nice n green.i changed the shape alot over the last few years. Its finally filling up which makes it easy to tell where my lows spots on the damn are. Hopefully I can get on it before spring. I would sink in mud at this time.

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I'm thinkin bout doing one of these on the peninsula. Then making a fire pit underneath it. I have never did anything like tht before. My farmer neighbor has a few. Going to see if he will sell one (I dont think they've used anymore). If anyone has any tips or suggestions bring them on plz.

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It looks if you are going to copy that design exactly, you just need a "ring" of the grain bin.

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My farmer buddy has 4 of them 2 are only like 2-4 foot tall sidewalls. That's what im going to try and buy from him. He is a snowbird and gone til march so havnt been able to talk with him yet. Not sure if im going with exactly the same design. Just wanting something similar. Maybe a ring around the bottom also with cut outs.

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The pond is as full as it can get for now. I still need to add a couple feet on the back side (damn side). It has been a wet winter so far. I have mud everywhere from all the digging iv done. Looking forward to this summer and seeing it when it looks nice.

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Looks like our 1 turtle pond has its resident back for another year.

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I possibly made the damn alil to small lol. My goal was to get the pond as close to my fence line as possible. I talked to my neighbor and he said for all he cared the pond could go over to his side if I wanted. I figured that could cause problems down the road so didnt go that far. But it does look like I need to add some more dirt on the backside. I still have more sloping i need to do around but it's coming along nice i think.

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Here is the latest picture. This is more for myself I guess. Just tryin to keep a log of how it looks.

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I have this small section of my pond that I was thinking of building a bridge over. Has any of you built one before. I would love you get some ideas from others. Also thinking that underneath it I can cage off for the use of growing HSB until large enough to not be snacks. Also thinking i could maybe raise forage in there also like minnows or others. Any ideas or suggestions ? Sorry my drawing really sucks just did it on my phone.

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