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#491736 - 06/12/18 11:34 PM Pond Construction Time of year, to build
Rusty Clavos Offline


Registered: 04/22/18
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Loc: Palo Pinto County Texas
Hello, I'm at the early stages of planning a pond or two on my place. One question I have, is there a better time of year to do the construction ? My place is in Palo Pinto County Texas. About 100 miles west of Dallas. Thanks

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#491740 - 06/13/18 01:28 AM Re: Pond Construction Time of year, to build [Re: Rusty Clavos]
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Hello Rusty:

I prefer building during the dryer season - untimely rains can impact pond construction significantly, and a dry pond allows for erosion control to be implemented and structure to be placed. Much easier doing that when not underwater.
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#492047 - 06/17/18 09:20 PM Re: Pond Construction Time of year, to build [Re: Rusty Clavos]
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And yet, the clay/loam has to have enough moisture to pack. Thatís not always the case in parts of Texas. Palo Pinto can be on the dry side in the summer.

Test the soil(s) by compressing it into ball. Toss it against the side of your pickup. If it holds together ok, crank the dozer


Edited by Dave Davidson1 (06/17/18 09:25 PM)
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#498252 - 11/01/18 10:17 PM Re: Pond Construction Time of year, to build [Re: Rusty Clavos]
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Registered: 10/29/18
Posts: 36
Loc: Alabama
We really cannot say whether it is a good time today or not due to weather changes but for construction it is best to do it during dry time.

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