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Low water level in pond
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joe    Posted 08-27-2002 at 15:54:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've got a small farm pond about 30 feet across. It's fed by an old spring box. The last few years it's almost dried up. Last spring I cleaned and dug out the spring box and at least it (the box) stayed full all this rather dry summer. But the pond is down real low. I think when it was dug they busted open a few veins and got some spring action at the bottom helping it along. Question: Could over maybe 15-20 years the spring on the bottom (if there was one) plug up from settlement? The spring box was dry till I dug it out.I thought maybe it was leaking but there isn't a nice green area anywhere around it. Any thoughts out there would be a good help. Thanks


Hogman    Posted 08-27-2002 at 18:36:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Joe You did not mention where You are not that it would be a GREAT help but mabe some.
Water tables have been dropping in most areas for Years unto eons if You please. Here in SW Mo time was when Springs flowed everywhere,today there are very few still flowing so Your pond may be in one of those areas. How much development is going on near you? Wells being drilled etc and Yes, the bottom could be sealed of with silty material however if the springbox did not overflow and run there just may not be enoiugh water there anymore.

I have one pond that has never overflowed nor has it ever gone dry. I cleaned it out a few years back hoping to find a spring. No indication at all and yet in time it filled back to the same level and stays there. SO? I dunno


joe    Posted 08-27-2002 at 19:05:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mr. Hogman, The farm is located in N.E. Pa. Not much development in the area. The spring is flowing alot better than in years past when the pond was full. The box was dry last year as pretty much was the pond. Water started to pour in the box as I dug. Oh well, Thanks



Hogman    Posted 08-27-2002 at 19:16:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dare We believe the problem may be taking care of it's self? Would be nice, a Spring fed pond is a blessing of nature!


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