Pond Boss Magazine
https://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
Neal Horner, Champ59, fletchccc, etx-pond-c, Painterpond
18,537 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums36
Topics41,020
Posts558,575
Members18,537
Most Online3,612
Jan 10th, 2023
Top Posters
esshup 28,606
ewest 21,513
Cecil Baird1 20,043
Bill Cody 15,160
Who's Online Now
8 members (Fishingadventure, Boondoggle, phinfan, teehjaeh57, Sunil, Mainer, catscratch, Angler8689), 972 guests, and 309 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Sunil #101131 11/02/07 05:37 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,261
D
Ambassador
Lunker
Offline
Ambassador
Lunker
D
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,261
i havent both laughed and admired a young pondboss member so much in a long time......kudos bbjr.....
>
>
>
>
>
and welcome to the GSA...


GSF are people too!

GW #101138 11/02/07 06:10 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 165
B
Lunker
Offline
Lunker
B
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 165
Poor Cecil, I know how you feel.

I've been following all this and it is interesting but makes my punny head hurt.

During the drought my pond got down to the water table which is pretty low for the pond, but about where the water table is even during wet years, then never went lower. The evaporation was made up by the surrounding water table still being at that level. This happened two years in a row.

Now if I pumped water out at a sustainable level into a container that could hold water I could have water in that container at the level of full pool and the pond wouldn't go down either unless I pumped out so much I reduced the level of the water table. But if I just pumped water from the bottom of my pond into the air and let it fall back into the pond the pond level wouldn't go up.

What if I pumped the water into the container and let it over flow back into the pond. Could I start filling the pond back up if I didn't pump so much water as to reduce the seepage of the surrounding water table back into the pond? (The water table around here is pretty constant for a very expansive area and it would take a lot more water than what it would take to fill up my pond to reduce the water table.) I think not, but can't form the logic of why not.

Capillary action is confusing, takes a better mind than mine.

Good luck Cecil, I see what you are saying, but something says it will form an equilibrium and just all flatten out. Like my situtation I can't form the logic, just the feeling.

But otherwise a good idea and at worse a pump can fix it all.

Since you can only pump approximately 50% more water instead of doubling your well to 90 gpm do you think you can still double your pond production by some conservation methods.

BTW the way I emailed your ice fishing art piece to my wife. She is a photographer and love it. I had to copy and send her the whole post on how you made the ice and snow. She'd love to have something like that big enough to put little kids on for a prop. She sends you her compliments.


Last edited by Bill Webb; 11/02/07 06:27 PM.

I wish I had the tenacity of GSF!
Bill Webb #101148 11/02/07 08:28 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 15,160
Likes: 495
B
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
B
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 15,160
Likes: 495
CB1, Now you know why I suggested (off forum) to use valves to divert flow from the inlet pipe to each spawning/fry pond. They make couplings for corregated drain pipe to smooth wall PVC drain pipe. They also now make smooth wall corregated drain pipe. Diversion valves could be as simple as surface access ports cut into the pipes from above and plugs used to reroute the flows. Since your flow pipes are not real deep below the ground surface, surface access ports could be located inside buried tubs, buckets or small barrels, each with lids for easy access.


aka Pond Doctor & Dr. Perca Read Pond Boss Magazine -
America's Journal of Pond Management
Bill Cody #101161 11/03/07 07:38 AM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 20,043
Likes: 1
Hall of Fame
Lunker
OP Offline
Hall of Fame
Lunker
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 20,043
Likes: 1
Bill,

I've already done that with the back ponds. I can move water anywhere I want back there or even divide it between ponds. But it's a little easier when you install that stuff while you are laying the pipe.

One thing to keep in mind about all that drainage pipe, smooth drainage pipe, PVC, etc. etc. It's all different diameters even if they say it's the same. Not always easy to patch them together. I know from experience!

Last edited by Cecil Baird1; 11/03/07 07:50 AM.

If pigs could fly bacon would be harder to come by and there would be a lot of damaged trees.






Page 2 of 2 1 2

Link Copied to Clipboard
Today's Birthdays
JB Askew
Recent Posts
recommendations for northern YP/SMB/BT pond
by Boondoggle - 05/20/24 10:01 PM
Spillway recovery from record rains
by Fishingadventure - 05/20/24 07:17 PM
Trapping the Crays
by FishinRod - 05/20/24 05:16 PM
Fish Finder?
by FishinRod - 05/20/24 04:03 PM
Optimal vs Purina. Optimal for the Win
by FishinRod - 05/20/24 03:50 PM
Stocking a new 17 acre, 25 ft deep pond in KC, MO
by FishinRod - 05/20/24 03:40 PM
Can a pond lose just one species of fish?
by Sunil - 05/20/24 08:09 AM
What did you do at your pond today?
by Boondoggle - 05/19/24 04:54 PM
TadpolePalooza!
by Boondoggle - 05/19/24 11:20 AM
What Kind of Moss?
by FishinRod - 05/18/24 04:37 PM
Spotfin Shiners - Habitat, Cover and Structure
by canyoncreek - 05/17/24 11:57 AM
BG sex?
by Bill Cody - 05/16/24 08:50 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Eagles Over The Pond Yesterday
Eagles Over The Pond Yesterday
by Tbar, December 10
Deer at Theo's 2023
Deer at Theo's 2023
by Theo Gallus, November 13
Minnow identification
Minnow identification
by Mike Troyer, October 6
Sharing the Food
Sharing the Food
by FishinRod, September 9
Nice BGxRES
Nice BGxRES
by Theo Gallus, July 28
Snake Identification
Snake Identification
by Rangersedge, July 12

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

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5