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Hello,
I would like to build a pond for the first time. My equipment is an 18K excavator, 5 yard dump truck plus I have a 3" dewatering pump. The site chosen is a very wet area with a high water table. Last summer during a very dry spell I dug two test pits to 12 ft deep and it filled with water to within 2ft of the surface. The top layer is approximately 6 to 8" of a very rich soil . The rest is all sand of various colors and types. No clay at the location. It is not needed. I plan on digging this in the middle of a dry spell. I will scrape off the rich soil and dig hopefully to 15ft at the deepest point. Total area will be around 7000 sq ft. Please look at the pics which were taken last summer and be free with any advice.

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If you cannot dewater the site, it will be tough going. I could not see your pics.

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I can dewater it. Not sure why pics wont open. I tried opening another post pics with no luck. Maybe there is a problem with the webpage right now?

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There is definitely a problem with the webpage. Hopefully the web page administrator sees this and fixes it.

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Same problem for me with pics


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I relayed a message on the pics. Hopefully they get it resolved.

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My local DNR gave me books on proper pond digging. If you plan on having fish, a deep pond is better than a larger surface area pond. And do a natural shape, no squares or ovals.

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Myself like to have some shape to the look. Like snrubs wife calls it character. When my is done I want to have smooth contours all around. I do realize that also means more shoreline. Which in turns is more to manage. I mow right up to the edge of it so I dont want steep banks. If my water drips I want to be able to mow it always right up to the edge. As always to each their own. I do love some others in her which have virtually zero bank access. Be sure to build it around what you want at the end. So much easier than going back and have it redone.

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I got a response from the webpage administrator. They are working on the picture problem.

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Recommendation. Buy Mike Otto’s book. Just Add Water. It will save you a lot of money and time.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

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I just ordered the book. I wish my pictures opened. Thank you

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Not sure what is going on but here are the pictures again. They still will not open. Hopefully the Administrator sees this and can fix it.

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Nope


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

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Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Here are the pictures. It is fixed. Hooray!

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