Pond Boss Magazine
https://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
space30cowboys, Mark from VA, GeoKuntz, fethiye, iamjimmyjones
18,405 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums36
Topics40,823
Posts556,074
Members18,406
Most Online3,612
Jan 10th, 2023
Top Posters
esshup 28,273
ewest 21,448
Cecil Baird1 20,043
Bill Cody 15,064
Who's Online Now
11 members (Sunil, Dave Davidson1, Tinylake, JohnVC, H20fwler, jpsdad, SSJSayajin, FishinRod, anthropic, S_Dorsey, Boondoggle), 489 guests, and 281 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Joined: Dec 2021
Posts: 2
T
TxomaD4 Offline OP
OP Offline
T
Joined: Dec 2021
Posts: 2
I'm so glad I found this forum and have just been reading as many threads as I can and now it's time to post. So our family recently got 10 acres near Texoma and we have been in the cleaning up and planning stages. As we are trying to decide locations for a house and barn we figured we could also get started on the pond since we won't be building anything else out there for a bit so this we be a good thing to get situated first. The land is fairly flat but the is a slight slope when you head towards the NW corner with a small ravine and the NE corner is a slight hill. I'm guessing it's there because runoff flows that way during heavy rains and it is also the direction of the lake. The idea is to have at least a 1/2 acre for swimming, LMB, and then a house/barn to overlook everything. I know we have a long way to go but the Perfect Pond book should be at my door soon so looking forward to that.

We recently had someone come take a look to give us an estimate and an idea of what we were working with. They said the location would work but the question is how much sand we would have to move. They are coming in a few weeks to do a test dig but they think the pond will be around 5k but depending on how much sand there is that they would have to move it could be an extra 7k. Based on the wells in the area I was seeing between 2 and 7 feet of sand before red clay which seems good. I'm crossing my fingers for 2. The cost seems reasonable but depending on how much sand there is, I'm wondering if we could help clear it ourselves before someone comes to work on the pond. I'm no pond builder but I think I can figure out how to move some dirt and if that will cut down on the cost I'd be up for it. Then we could use that to build some berms on the side boundaries and then they could take over.

I'm going to continue to ask around to get ideas and we are wide open to making adjustments so I'm looking forward to hearing any thoughts or ideas as we start this process. I have attached a topo map and the aerial below.

Looking forward to the process and planning on adding more photos as we move along.


[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

Attached Images
Topo.png Pond Layout.jpg Land View.jpg Soil Test.jpg
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 3,851
Likes: 294
A
Online Content
A
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 3,851
Likes: 294
If you want to swim, it might be advantageous to keep the sand you dig out for a beach. Just don't be surprised if the BG decide that they want to spawn there, as they did at my place!

Last edited by anthropic; 12/30/21 10:56 PM.

7ac 2015 CNBG RES FHM 2016 TP FLMB 2017 NLMB GSH L 2018 TP & 70 HSB PK 2019 TP RBT 2020 TFS TP 25 HSB 250 F1,L,RBT -206 2021 TFS TP GSH L,-312 2022 GSH TP CR TFS RBT -234, 2023 BG TP TFS NLMB, -160




1 member likes this: TxomaD4
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 1,109
Likes: 265
A
Offline
A
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 1,109
Likes: 265
Welcome to PB! Good luck with your project

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 15,982
Likes: 265
D
Moderator
Lunker
Online Content
Moderator
Lunker
D
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 15,982
Likes: 265
Welcome to PB.


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.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 996
Likes: 57
T
Offline
T
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 996
Likes: 57
Congrats on your new place.

How far away is the ravine from your pond? The reason I ask is because on our west Texas place we had a ravine erode its way back to within 6' of breaching one of our ponds. It was an expensive process to fill the ravine and reroute the spillway.

1 member likes this: TxomaD4
Joined: Dec 2021
Posts: 2
T
TxomaD4 Offline OP
OP Offline
T
Joined: Dec 2021
Posts: 2
That's a good callout. It's about 100 ft from the proposed dam but I'll chat with the builder about it and see what we can do especially since we will have a lot of extra dirt.


Link Copied to Clipboard
Today's Birthdays
barny, davidlarson, jcummings122
Recent Posts
New pond middle TN: establishing food chain?
by Dave Davidson1 - 02/24/24 10:30 AM
6 acre, LMB, Rainbow, specks, sunfish
by Dave Davidson1 - 02/24/24 10:27 AM
Caloric Densities for bass forage
by jpsdad - 02/24/24 10:13 AM
Dissolved Oxygen under ice, longer days
by Tinylake - 02/24/24 07:13 AM
Fish delivery SE Michigan
by Dergib - 02/23/24 09:43 PM
HB George
by Dave Davidson1 - 02/23/24 09:36 PM
Sludge floating in pond
by Mark from VA - 02/23/24 08:54 PM
Pond liner for Redneck Pool
by FishinRod - 02/23/24 05:04 PM
Leasing Fountains
by Justin W - 02/23/24 01:04 PM
Kubota, LS, Branson & Mahindra Tractors
by Dave Davidson1 - 02/22/24 10:00 PM
Congratulations Bob Lusk!!
by Dave Davidson1 - 02/22/24 09:16 PM
Raft gardening on my ponds
by Dave Davidson1 - 02/22/24 09:15 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