Attached is a pond design that I plan on installing this year. Please comment on the design as this is my first and I want to get it right.
Drainage area to the pond is about 65 acres, all wooded. Pond surface area is about 3.7 acres. The creek feeding it usually flows about 1 foot wide and 1 inch deep. Never seen it any higher than that in 14 years. I plan on flooding the area page left in the fall for duck habitat and drain it in the spring.
You could be doing more good helpful homework than just using we few that are currently participating and active. More Forum activity from our experts occurs in warmer months. I would start by buying the books "Just add water" and "Perfect Pond Want One". I've seen the other books that deal with building and these 2 are the best for your situation and $$$. The cost would be minor even if you get just one good suggestion compared to trying to fix screw ups and saying I wish I would not have done THAT. Just Add Water is primarily construction written by a long time expert pond lake builder with Lusks help whereas Perfect Pond deals with building and also includes fish stocking and mgmt.