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#496820 - 09/24/18 08:47 PM 1 1/2-2 acre pond, questions on draining
Brent Ohlson Offline

Registered: 08/25/18
Posts: 5
Loc: Arkansas
Pond builder has built our pond n 9 others.
According to the App itís gunna hold up to 2 acres
surface acres. It has a emergency Spillway built in.
BUT we want something thatís basically guaranteed
to not fail, as me n my bro are contractors on the road
A lot. We canít be there all the time even tho itís rt behind
the house. My wife canít monitor it as she is school
teacher with a 5 year old n freshman in college.
I need to know if the auto syphon system will work.!
40-50 acre run off going into this pond. Donít wanna
screw this build up. Prob is itís filling now. 4í water at
dam now, should be 16-18í when itís filled to max..
When itís dry enough emergency spillway will be concrete.
Photos coming.. when I figure this out to attach .!

Edited by Brent Ohlson (09/24/18 09:00 PM)

#496821 - 09/24/18 11:39 PM Re: 1 1/2-2 acre pond, questions on draining [Re: Brent Ohlson]
anthropic Offline

Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 1637
Loc: East Texas, USA
Brent, with 40 to 50 acre watershed in Arkansas you'll need a very good emergency spillway for a 1 1/2 to 2 acre pond, as it will likely get lots of use. Wide and gradual slope is best. Concrete is great though expensive, if too much so be sure to get good grass started ASAP.

Edited by anthropic (09/24/18 11:40 PM)
8 acre E Texas, full 3/16. CNBG, RES, FHM 10/15; TP 5/16; FLMB 6/16. 100 12 inch N LMB & 1k GSH 10/17. 150# TP & 70 HSB 5/18. 1k PK 11/18

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#496834 - 09/25/18 11:36 AM Re: 1 1/2-2 acre pond, questions on draining [Re: Brent Ohlson]
Brent Ohlson Offline

Registered: 08/25/18
Posts: 5
Loc: Arkansas
Iphone issue uploading photos.
But dam n spillway has already been seeded last week before all the rain hit.
Wish I could figure how to get photos up.
Because my question is should a syphon system drain into bottom half of the spillway?
If we kept it close to the emergency spillway entrance, say 25í-30íaway, that way we could utilize the bottom half of spillway below dam to save on washouts.
Like I said prolly gunna be this spring now but it will all be concrete.
Thanks for any input, sorry for no pics

#497348 - 10/09/18 11:02 PM Re: 1 1/2-2 acre pond, questions on draining [Re: Brent Ohlson]
Brent Ohlson Offline

Registered: 08/25/18
Posts: 5
Loc: Arkansas
Well syphon is in..canít do pics on iPhone.
we will see how she works when itís filled.
Now curiosity. If your going to put the air diffuser system in..
do you put them in now when thereís only 2-3í of water in bottom..
or wait til pond completely fills..? We still kinda lost on how to properly do this.
. Iím assuming do as much as possible before pond
Gets full..
N thank you guys for any input


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