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#548850 06/03/22 08:48 AM
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My wife and I have a contract on a home with an existing pond. Currently, the dam is completely washed out in about a 10 foot section. Based on google earth historical images, it is a natural .4 acre pond that was dammed in 1999, failed sometime around 2005, was repaired again in 2011 and failed again in 2016. It is creek and well fed, and about 3/4 acre and 25-30 feet deep when it is actually holding water. I believe the issue to be a rock shelf is going through the dam at the failure point, guessing water is running along that rock shelf until it just completely washes out.

I would like to have a contractor come in and use dirt and such from expanding the pond in order to repair it permanently. I am having trouble finding someone in the area with pond experience to come out and give me a quote. Any suggestions? I can upload pictures I have of the damage if that helps.

Thanks in advance!

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A couple of thoughts.
The NRCS generally keeps a list of pond builders. However, there are no qualifications to be added to the list. Check some references.

Best idea: Drive around the area looking for ponds. If/when you see one, stop and ask who did it, whether they would use that guy again and what they might have done different.


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Originally Posted by Dave Davidson1
A couple of thoughts.
The NRCS generally keeps a list of pond builders. However, there are no qualifications to be added to the list. Check some references.

Best idea: Drive around the area looking for ponds. If/when you see one, stop and ask who did it, whether they would use that guy again and what they might have done different.

Well I've called all the NRCS offices in the area, none maintain a list of contractors. Called just about every single excavation company in the area from google searches with no luck on anyone with pond experience.

The search continues.

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I would call American Sportfish and see if they have any recommendations.

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