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Pond Seepage in a new pond
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Don Sayre    Posted 03-03-2001 at 16:19:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a new pond that was completed last fall and continues to seep at approximately the mid-point of the dam and continues until it drops about 18 inches down from the full line. Seepage seems to stop at this point. I've not added anything to the pond at this point. I've read about Bentonite being added to soils while a pond is being constructed but is it effective in a pond that is seeping? Can someone tell me if they have used this product or any other to solve a problem like mine.

Thanks
Don Sayre


Dave in Mo    Posted 03-09-2001 at 04:22:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I suggest you contact your Conservation Dep't for advise. They most assuredly have a Website and would have documentation online. The bentonite I've seen at the Farm Supply stores looks pretty expensive per bag but I don't know how to apply it or how much to use. My 2 cents.


huckelberry    Posted 03-03-2001 at 16:54:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don,
I've used bentonite to stop a pond from leaking. I have a BIG rock in the dam and water would seep out. Small dozer wouldn't move the rock at all, so we used the bentonite powder, worked it around the rock real well, and it's been holding for a few years now. I saw a post on here about finding the leak using milk, or powdered milk, maybe you can go back and find it. Good luck.


Alvin    Posted 03-03-2001 at 18:59:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think there was something that someone posted about getting scraps of sheetrock and put in pond to stop the leaks. If I am wrong I stand corrected.


mspranch@hotmail.com    Posted 05-13-2004 at 07:34:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
sir, i also have a leking pond.. i am wondering how milk helps find the leak and if bentonite
works...
thanks

mark payne


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