Pond Boss Magazine
https://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
Wild Flower Farm, JiminKY, patricjohn150, Jon Mees, NEOHIO
17,525 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums36
Topics39,304
Posts533,879
Members17,525
Most Online3,583
Jan 15th, 2020
Top Posters
esshup 25,977
ewest 20,798
Cecil Baird1 20,043
Bill Cody 13,896
Who's Online Now
4 members (highflyer, teehjaeh57, CrazyCarl, Bobbss), 200 guests, and 123 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#322659 02/19/13 01:35 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 8
S
OP Offline
S
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 8
Hello...I've been reading this forum for about a week now, and have really uncovered some great info/advice in archived/old posts. I'm curious to hear everyone's thoughts on topsoil removal.

I posted about my proposed pond last week, and got some good feedback. Check out the post in the dam construction forum at http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=321620#Post321620

I'm curious to hear thoughts on topsoil removal/storage. The area that I need to strip for my pond is roughly 1.5-2 acres. Assuming that the topsoil/organic/tree root layer is 3' deep, that could approach 8,000 cubic yards of material. I'm in a mountainous area, so storing that much volume will be difficult.

Do you guys always strip the entire pond down below the topsoil layer? I'm building an embankment/excavation pond....there is some material in the middle that wouldn't necessary have to be stripped if I can use it as the pond floor. Thoughts?

Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 697
B
Hall of Fame
Lunker
Offline
Hall of Fame
Lunker
B
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 697
What is topsoil worth in your area? I would try sell it if you could. We have a 17yd scraper behind a tractor (Some guys pull 2 of these)and I could strip that much topsoil in about 50 hrs if you're piling it close by. I would strip the entire pond bottom so you know there is no sand/gravel or something else that would cause a leak in your new pond.


"I think I have a nibble" Homer Simpson

34ac natural lake



Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 910
K
Offline
K
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 910
Welcome from a fellow(transplant) Viriginian. Where are you located?


Two ponds, 13 and 15 acres on the Mattaponi River.
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 8
S
OP Offline
S
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 8
kenc--I'm from down in the Bluefield area.....how about yourself?

blair5002: we were looking at moving topsoil with a D6 dozer. Per selling it, I'm not sure what it is worth. It will be full of roots and have some rock in it. Definitely a thought, though.

Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 910
K
Offline
K
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 910
We live in Chesterfield but have a fishing place at Aylett. You live in a beautiful area.


Two ponds, 13 and 15 acres on the Mattaponi River.
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,074
O
Lunker
Offline
Lunker
O
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,074
Steve
You probably know this, but just in case here goes—There must be a good foundation on an embankment pond, There cannot be a seem under the dam and a layer of topsoil will allow that to happen. Under the embankment it is wise to remove the topsoil and any organic material, roots, grass, weeds. Over time that stuff will decompose and could cause a problem.
As far as the topsoil on the rest of the site, it is usually, valuable and hard to come by, and can be used anytime, not many people will bury it.
When Elvis Presley built his pond he saved his topsoil.
Otto


Link Copied to Clipboard
Today's Birthdays
DannyMac, jakeb
Recent Posts
Vorticella.
by azteca - 12/05/21 07:58 PM
2.25 SA pond - build a fishery
by Bill Cody - 12/05/21 07:39 PM
Happy Birthday highflyer!
by Tbar - 12/05/21 07:14 PM
Compaction Question
by KrisAhrens - 12/05/21 07:05 PM
Spotted Gar as a Size Selective Predator
by jpsdad - 12/05/21 06:32 PM
pond finally cleared up! Behavior change?
by FishinRod - 12/05/21 05:41 PM
I finally got my small pond! It's just kinda big!!
by Pat Williamson - 12/05/21 04:59 PM
Happy Birthday Cecil!
by FishinRod - 12/05/21 11:13 AM
Is stunting size predictable from stocking rate?
by jpsdad - 12/05/21 07:50 AM
Digging a pond in west-central MO.
by FishinRod - 12/04/21 05:20 PM
Washout around exit pipe on new pond... what to do
by Stressless - 12/04/21 09:11 AM
DD1 is a birthday boy
by Pat Williamson - 12/03/21 08:05 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Tilapia catching season
Tilapia catching season
by Quixotic, December 5
Coyote on Deer Opening Day
Coyote on Deer Opening Day
by Theo Gallus, November 29
New Old Pond v3
New Old Pond v3
by HTNFSH2, November 19
Tilapia indoors and out
Tilapia indoors and out
by highflyer, September 29
Naiad vs chara?
Naiad vs chara?
by marlin304, September 26
spreading bentonite
spreading bentonite
by Guppy1, September 20

� 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5