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#491738 - 06/13/18 12:12 AM New Pond Leaking or soaking in/evaporation?
curranv Offline

Registered: 11/18/16
Posts: 4
Loc: Nebraska
Hello all, Last fall I had a pond excavated on my property. Under 18” of black dirt was good clay and that was pack down to create the liner in it. It has depths up to 12’ with average of 6-7’ and it is 1.25 acres.

Over the spring the rains would leave some water in the bottom, that would eventually dry up, and the rain running down the slopes created wash outs. I filled it up last week from an irrigation well. It took 36 hours and was filled, but every day it seem to drop 3-6”. I understand some of this could be evaporation as it has been hot and windy. But is the rest just the area around the pond absorbing it, as I have been told it will do. Or could it already be leaking? It doesn’t have a dam, it is just burmed up around it with water at ground level.

Any info or advice would be helpful!

#491739 - 06/13/18 01:26 AM Re: New Pond Leaking or soaking in/evaporation? [Re: curranv]
teehjaeh57 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
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Loc: Lincoln, NE
Hey fellow Husker!

It's hot and dry in NE, but max evaporation I've ever seen around Lincoln is maybe .25" - .33" daily. For new ponds it does take time to saturate surrounding soils for the first couple months, but 3-6" seems too aggressive.

Measure your vertical water loss daily, keep it topped off with the well, and if you're not seeing weekly improvement feel free to reach out to me. I have helped many Pond Boss family with leaking ponds and am happy to try and assist.

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~ Henry David Thoreau

#491852 - 06/14/18 03:37 PM Re: New Pond Leaking or soaking in/evaporation? [Re: curranv]
curranv Offline

Registered: 11/18/16
Posts: 4
Loc: Nebraska
Thanks TJ, I will try and figure out exactly how much each day and see if it’s getting better. I will be in touch! GBR


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