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#3942 10/11/06 04:57 PM
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While Zephyr Pond was low, I was considering having someone come in and deepen it and clean it out. But!!! I was digging post holes to extend my dock last weekend and noticed when I was digging, it was clay down to about 30 inches and then I hit sand stone. Oddly enough water started to come up in the hole. I am now afraid that if I take off that top layer of clay I will certainly cause the pond to leak. Comments please.


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Sometimes better is the enemy of good. This may be such a case where in trying to make the pond better, you may it actually compromise it. Personally, I wouldn't risk it....and certainly not without digging further to determine how far down the sand goes and what the soil is like in other areas of the pond basin.

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I think your suspicion is right and your concerns are well grounded.


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a few more investigative test pits would good to do, but yeah, sounds like deepening could be a problem. However, can you still use the (dry) opportunity to remove excessive sediment/silt build up (increase pond volume), sculpt some new structure, raise the dam some??


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