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Pond on seasonal creek
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John    Posted 06-03-2004 at 14:50:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I want to build a pond in/on a seasonal creek that only flows when theres a rain, other wise it's dry. I do not have enough slope on my properety to do the traditional dam on a sloped valley type pond. This pond will have to be excavated out. The area of where I will be building this pond is in S.W. Texas. Any thoughs as to ok, or very bad to do so? Any help out there will be welcomed.


OH Boy    Posted 06-04-2004 at 06:06:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I want to do the same thing at my place in Ohio but I'm not sure how to go about it either. I do have enough slope to do a low (4' high maybe) dam but I think mine will have to be excavated too.

I don't see why this would be a bad thing. It will remove silt from the stream. Will create a watering hole for wildlife.

What kind of soil do you have, I have clay on top and sand/gravel underneath, I am afraid if I dig, my pond won't hold water, might have to lay some of that clay back down in it after excavating.



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