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Black water in pond
#513552 10/31/19 02:54 PM
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My pond is going on 6 years old, half-acre, total clay. Here in Michigan we have had a very wet fall, pond is overflowing as I type this. But this is the first year I have noticed the water look more of a black color than usual milk chocolate color. Anyone have a reason for this? Thanks!


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Mine turned black from Oak Tannin

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Our stream turns coffee color from leaves this time of year.

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Thanks for the input, maybe it is just the age of my pond now getting a bit older and having the leaves build up more. I will keep an eye on the water chemistry and see what the future brings!


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Mine is reasonably brownish from oak tannin, got caught with a lot of oak treetops in the pool area, pond filled up faster then planned.


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When I pushed some, actually a lot, of green oaks into mine prior to filling, it killed everything I stocked. I had to pump it dry and let Texas summer heat dry everything out and hope for rain.


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Maybe not related, but silver maple leaves are leaving a black stain on my new concrete driveway after a rain, with black streaks running downhill.

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