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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #512629 10/11/19 12:07 PM
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Just noticed the pool. Dang Google maps need to update their images in the summer when everything looks nice n green. Well I guess the pool is green but its normally clear lol.


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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #512694 10/12/19 05:32 PM
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I managed to get some progress done today. Added another 100-120 scopes today. Prolly get another 30 or so in before the day is over. Wanted to get a picture while I was thinking about it.

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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #512699 10/12/19 08:54 PM
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Can someone give me advice on wht size over flow pipe or if I need 1. Hopefully I will around 3/4 acre when done and full. Prolly about 2 acre water shed. The pond before the dig was just under 1/2 acre. Never had overflow pipe before. Just flowed over side. Never was a problem before. Normally only couple times a year did it over flow.


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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #512700 10/12/19 09:20 PM
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Rusto I have a 6acr pond and have 2 24 culverts and have never had a problem..... but its dri ish around here.

Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #512701 10/12/19 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted By: RStringer
Can someone give me advice on wht size over flow pipe or if I need 1. Hopefully I will around 3/4 acre when done and full. Prolly about 2 acre water shed. The pond before the dig was just under 1/2 acre. Never had overflow pipe before. Just flowed over side. Never was a problem before. Normally only couple times a year did it over flow.


If you enlarge the pond but not the watershed, overflow should be less of a problem rather than more.


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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #512702 10/12/19 10:00 PM
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Thanks for the quick replys. I was just thinking more water more problem. But common sense prevails again.


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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #512727 10/14/19 07:25 AM
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NRCS should be able to help you size your pipe for the watershed.

Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #512728 10/14/19 07:56 AM
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I sealed it up already last night. I decided to go without it. I can always dig it back out if needed. I still will prolly have to drop the water level again at some point. Im not using a laser level or nothing just eye balling it. This has been a completely low budget deal. So far only cost me diesel and time. I still have a night or 2 to finish up the dam. I did change the water shed slightly. I sloped my yard a little in places so the water runs into the pond now. Added some crushed limestone to the entrance point.


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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #512890 10/18/19 12:41 PM
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I think I'm close to being done. I feel like iv said that a few times lol. Went ahead and spread a pile of limestone in a few places today. I hope they will work good for spawning. If not no loss. On of the pictures is where the water flows into the pond. Hopefully it will help filter the water a little bit atleast.

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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #512893 10/18/19 01:30 PM
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The panoramic picture makes the deck rail look funny. Just an updated picture. Will get a little more digging done tonight I hope.

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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #512925 10/19/19 03:22 PM
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Sometimes it not how big your toy is that matters. It's how many hours you are willing to play.

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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #513164 10/23/19 06:04 PM
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I think I'm done til the water comes. In sure I'm going to have some spots 2 fix. But 4 the most part I done finally.

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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #513391 10/27/19 04:20 PM
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Just thought I'd stick a pole in the ground to measure how much I added. I'm hoping to add 3 feet when finished. I pretty sure I will have to add some to one spot on the bk damn. It's still around a foot low or so. I dont know where the spillway will be at yet. I kinda want the rains to come. I still want to get some more barrels in it for habitat.

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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #513394 10/27/19 05:17 PM
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Looks great! Well Done! I'm looking forward to seeing it full! smile



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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #513396 10/27/19 05:58 PM
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Thank you it's hard to tell the scale and slopes of everything in pictures. If I was better with this I would put a video up of it. Any advice on wht to do before the rain comes is welcome here. Concerns, ideas or diy projects!!!


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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #515302 12/29/19 11:01 AM
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We got about 1.25 inches of rain yesterday. Looks like it raised the water level by about a foot maybe a little less. Couple more feet to go to see what full pool will lol like.


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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #515303 12/29/19 12:09 PM
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I know it is past time when input on overflow pipe is an issue. However, adding the experience of an infrequent sojourner through here. I have a pond about 0.4 acre. 11-12 ac watershed. I asked NRCS for input on overflow pipe size. They said 4". I didn't believe them. That is kinda pointless. We get some big rains here- 2-4" in a day. I put in a 12" pipe. And I have seen it running completely full twice. Seeing an overflow running max is scarey. Tis only my experience, but pay to oversize. The peace of mind is worth it.

Glad you are getting toward full pool. That is fun to see your dreams unfolding. Slow fill is better than fast fill.

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DNickolaus #515304 12/29/19 12:17 PM
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+1 on over-sizing outflow pipe.

Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #515305 12/29/19 12:32 PM
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I decided not to go with an over flow for now at least. I never have had 1 so not 2 concerned bout it I guess. Might be a mistake in the long run. I could always add 1 later if needed. My water shed is only mayb 2ac at most. It fills up fast with a heavy rain.


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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #515306 12/29/19 12:34 PM
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I got my hands on some more barrels and another tree.

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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #515318 12/30/19 05:45 PM
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Wow! I wish I could get that much run off for every 2 acres. My watershed is about 4 times that, and I can't get near a foot of water, from a 1.25" of rain.


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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #515319 12/30/19 06:21 PM
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It did help tht all the ground is soaked already. It came down in a hurry for sure. I have my guttering from my house and shop all running into also. It was coming out like a firehose for a few hours.


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Re: Pond Redo
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The cover you made from the last set of barrels looked good.


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Re: Pond Redo
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Thank you. Fish seem to love them. When you make your lure go right above it the little ones try their hardest to get it.


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Re: Pond Redo
RStringer #515332 12/31/19 01:29 PM
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Bob I have to correct myself on that. I went out and checked my water level gauge. It is more like 9 inches. It sure does seem like more when the pond grows in size also. The first picture was from the end of August. The bottom was taken today Dec 31st.

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