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#506510 - 05/26/19 02:26 AM Soil Tests
AFpj Offline

Registered: 05/10/19
Posts: 16
Loc: Upstate SC
Guys, I'm still in the beginning phases of a lake resurrection from 40 years ago. If I know that the lake held water for 20 years, is there a need to do soil tests / test holes? Also- is there a need to remove layers of top soil that have accumulated over the last 40 years?

Seems like as long as I invest my research, time, and quality into a leak free dam, that the (2) creek fed lakebed would sort itself out, even if the bottom was porous in some areas?

#506587 - 05/28/19 08:50 PM Re: Soil Tests [Re: AFpj]
Dave Davidson1 Offline

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 13983
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
Resurrect in what way
It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP

#506589 - 05/28/19 09:52 PM Re: Soil Tests [Re: AFpj]
Bill D. Offline

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 5876
Loc: Boone County Illinois
How big is the pond?

You'll never know what ya can catch unless you wet a line!

#506644 - 05/30/19 02:36 AM Re: Soil Tests [Re: AFpj]
AFpj Offline

Registered: 05/10/19
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Loc: Upstate SC
Bill, the lake was 5.5acres, stood for 20 years, and has been dry for 40.

The lakebed has trees that have grown, and removing the smallest will not be a problem, but I'd like to find out if its considered 'best practice' to remove the layers of dirt that have accumulated over the last 4 decades, or just build a dam, and let it start flooding?


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