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#92487 - 01/02/07 11:17 AM USDA Agriculture Handbook # 590 "Ponds - Planning, Design, Construction"
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This can be a very useful reference for Pondmeisters figuring out their next pond.
Ponds Planning, Design, & Construction
Handbook 590
See this link.

See this informative link for installing drain pipes and anti-seep collars.
http://www.libertynaturepreserve.com/p40.htm



Edited by Bill Cody (09/08/15 11:06 AM)
Edit Reason: Added Note and 2nd Link
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#92488 - 01/02/07 06:13 PM Re: USDA Agriculture Handbook # 590 "Ponds - Planning, Design, Construction"
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Great book. I've got one, but the USDA told me a few years ago that I couldn't get a new one because they were out of print.

This looks like an archive post.
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#92489 - 01/02/07 09:36 PM Re: USDA Agriculture Handbook # 590 "Ponds - Planning, Design, Construction"
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It's about a 1.8 MB download.
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#389190 - 10/08/14 02:37 PM Re: USDA Agriculture Handbook # 590 "Ponds - Planning, Design, Construction" [Re: Theo Gallus]
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For those planning on building a pond here is a link to a very good information page about soil compaction. After building a pond and it leaks almost always soil compaction of the dam and or side walls is/are the reason. It often costs almost as much or more to fix a leaky pond as it cost to build the pond. Do it correctly the first time and you will save money are reduce a lot of headaches.
http://extension.missouri.edu/webster/pond-seal.aspx


Page is from this thread:
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=389185#Post389185

Discussion of homemade test to check if soil is compactable and will hold water if the pond is built correctly.
The Bucket Test
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=466870&page=1

Proper construction equipment for good compaction
http://foresternetwork.com/daily/construction/construction-equipment/how-to-select-a-soil-roller/

Compaction discussion.
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=428419#Post428419


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#395070 - 12/16/14 08:32 PM Re: USDA Agriculture Handbook # 590 "Ponds - Planning, Design, Construction" [Re: Theo Gallus]
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Here is another thread that has easy to understand, very good advice for you and your pond building contractor about soil compaction for dug ponds and ponds with a dam and a core trench.
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=395066#Post395066

Choosing the best compaction device thread
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=409653#Post409653

Here is some pretty good discussions how to determine if your soil is good enough to use for a pond.
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=421698#Post421698

Fixing leakage around a drain pipe - options:
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=423269#Post423269

Link about what makes clay/soil compact - seal.
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=454136#Post454136

More information in a thread about compacting soil.
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=462372#Post462372


Edited by Bill Cody (01/20/17 03:55 PM)
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