the pond is 6-8 ft deep. im on wetlands so i had an excavator dig the hole. He dug the shape initially and only a foot deep.. It filled with water so he had to drain it and then dig the actual 6-8 ft hole... its really just a big deep hole...
It filled with water within 2 days... The beauty of having wetlands... its stayed full all summer with minimal water level loss...
the excavator guy said he saw water bubbling up in 2 spots when he dug the hole... I put brook trout in it this year lost about 5 of them in the heat of the summer.. if they survive great.. if not, ill put some bass in there.. they can handle the warm weather better.. but i thought, with the water springs...maybe the brook trout will survive... hope so... Not to fish them but its fun to feed them..
hadnt thought of that.. do you mean a source of water in case of a fire? I think they sort of make you put a little pond when you do a new development...Ive noticed many of the little subdivisions up here have a pond on them..
But mine is an added pond.. ill have to check w/my insurance company... Im guessing its about 300 feet from the house to the pond...
They have alot of people dig ponds here but they do it because of the flood plain. The city wont let you haul dirt in but you can do what you want with the dirt on your land. So people dig a pond and take the dirt to build up where they are to build there house to raise it up out of the flood plain.
yes, the fill from the pond saved me some money.. it helped to level the area around the pond all i had to do was put some loam on... Well, more than 'some' i think it was 80 yards.... but at least i did not need all the fill.
SJ - I'd bet if you checked with your insurer you might find a better rate because of the pond. I'm guessing your FD i volunteer like ours. They have to bring out a tanker on fires around here and if they need more they have to drive back to town and get more out of the river.
When I was growing up we had a pond as a result of my father digging shale.It is still a nice place. The pond was a focal point of my youth.Constant swimming in the summer time,trying to catch my sister's friends skinny dipping,Coon Dog water races,swimming the horses,fishing,rafts,rowboats and ice skating .
This pond was dug in the early 50's ,my father cleaned the mud out of it in the early 70's, and I have cleared all the trees around it last year.I have access to a 50' boom excavator and it is getting cleaned again this year.Our pond has a hole that is approximately 28 feet deep and is spring fed. Some of the bass are true lunkers.
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