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cc    Posted 08-13-2002 at 10:25:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a neighbor who about 3yrs. ago decided to build a pond. They dug a hole where there is no water! They drilled a well pumped the pond full, about 3 acers in size. The pond will not hold water, the power bill is high and so they gave up on the pond. Now I have a lovely hole in the ground to look at that has about 2 feet of water at the dam and is thick with skeeters. Can't go outside unless its the hottest part of the day. Any suggestions on how to solve this problem? I think it either needs to be filled in or full of water.

tomatolord    Posted 08-14-2002 at 14:09:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
go buy some small skeeeter fish - they are specifically eat mosquitos and live in brackish should be able to find them at the local pond store or landscaping store or even fish store.

as far as the pond holding water - why not build a small windmill?? That was the original purpose of a windmill any way....

CC    Posted 08-15-2002 at 04:51:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
The pond is not mine.

honest... let pigs waller there.    Posted 08-13-2002 at 10:39:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Old coot down the road from us did that. drained a small pond and kept pigs in it for the summer. They hogged around and wallered it up real good.
In the fall it held the first storm and run-off.
Still holds.

another idea? reline it with clay... walk down the clay good with the tracks of the bulldozer.

most ponds leak because the dam had organic matter in the fill... a big mistake.

Salmoneye    Posted 08-14-2002 at 04:23:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
"most ponds leak because the dam had organic matter in the fill"

Tell that to a beaver ;-)

beaver takes a heck of a lot more care...    Posted 08-14-2002 at 19:22:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
C'mon Sam&I... you got to know better than that.

Salmoneye    Posted 08-15-2002 at 04:25:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I see you selectively ignored the little smiley face denoting a joke or jibe.


It's only'll never get out of it alive...


PS You are the first one to figure out my nick...

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