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#513552 - 10/31/19 04:54 PM Black water in pond
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Registered: 11/07/15
Posts: 107
Loc: Midland, Michigan
My pond is going on 6 years old, half-acre, total clay. Here in Michigan we have had a very wet fall, pond is overflowing as I type this. But this is the first year I have noticed the water look more of a black color than usual milk chocolate color. Anyone have a reason for this? Thanks!
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#513564 - 11/01/19 07:13 AM Re: Black water in pond [Re: Funky]
nbell Offline


Registered: 05/19/17
Posts: 21
Loc: South Texas
Mine turned black from Oak Tannin

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#513565 - 11/01/19 07:49 AM Re: Black water in pond [Re: Funky]
RAH Offline
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Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 4472
Loc: Indiana, Boone County, 25 mile...
Our stream turns coffee color from leaves this time of year.

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#513615 - 11/02/19 09:36 PM Re: Black water in pond [Re: Funky]
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Registered: 11/07/15
Posts: 107
Loc: Midland, Michigan
Thanks for the input, maybe it is just the age of my pond now getting a bit older and having the leaves build up more. I will keep an eye on the water chemistry and see what the future brings!
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#513643 - 11/03/19 05:19 PM Re: Black water in pond [Re: Funky]
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Registered: 12/31/18
Posts: 121
Loc: Central MO
Mine is reasonably brownish from oak tannin, got caught with a lot of oak treetops in the pool area, pond filled up faster then planned.
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#513679 - 11/04/19 04:18 PM Re: Black water in pond [Re: Funky]
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Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 14105
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
When I pushed some, actually a lot, of green oaks into mine prior to filling, it killed everything I stocked. I had to pump it dry and let Texas summer heat dry everything out and hope for rain.
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#513680 - 11/04/19 05:20 PM Re: Black water in pond [Re: Funky]
Redonthehead Offline
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Registered: 04/03/07
Posts: 247
Loc: Missouri
Maybe not related, but silver maple leaves are leaving a black stain on my new concrete driveway after a rain, with black streaks running downhill.


Edited by Redonthehead (11/04/19 05:20 PM)
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