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Pond Dredging
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Ted    Posted 05-30-2001 at 13:03:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I followed a search engine link into this site when I was looking for information on dredging a pond. When I clicked on the appropriate topic link (Pond Dredging), I found several messages relating to drooping boobs.

While I found that informative and will file that information away for future use, I still need to find out about dredging a pond.

I have a pond about 75' x 75' that has an accumulation of about 2' of slime under a foot of water. My goal is to dredge/dig it out to a depth of 4' to 5' this summer then let it refill this fall. I've almost completed draining off the water, but apart from scooping out the sludge a bucket at a time, I'm out of ideas on how to clear the muck.

Does anyone have any ideas on what to do.. or not to do?

PS... I have a permit.

Ted    Posted 06-01-2001 at 09:45:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We did our 100ft x 200ft pond last year. It had about 8" muck. Paid a backhoe $1200 to do it but we provided the truck. We then bought black plastic sheeting to cover the sides to prevent sunlight from hitting the bottom to discourage plant growth.

Nathan(GA)    Posted 05-30-2001 at 14:10:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ex brother-in-law hired a trackhoe to do his 2 acre pond. Only problem was they didn't wait for the muck to dry. Talk about a mess. I found it amusing that he spent $20,000. He could've built a new pond for that.

75x75 isn't that big. If you can keep the water out so it will dry, it shouldn't be much trouble for a hoe or dozer.

Dynamite will move a lot of mud, but piling it is a problem. :^)

IHank    Posted 05-30-2001 at 13:49:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ted- Suggest drain that pond fast as you can and let it just sit there and dry out. Once dried out get in there with an endloader tractor and remove the siltation to a storage pile.

That silt is real good topsoil and valuable for putting on your garden or spreading on any area on your property that has thin, or poor quality, top soil.

Part of all this should include a survey of where the pond water comes from and agressive efforts to check soil erosion in that watershed.

Recommend you check with your county ASCS office about farm pond management and erosion control programs assistance. Good luck, IHank

Dreamweaver    Posted 05-30-2001 at 13:43:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ted, watch that drooping boob topic. It got me in a peck of trouble, heehee.........

Alvin    Posted 05-31-2001 at 17:43:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
The correct term for that is--"hanging baskets" or so I was told.

Burrhead    Posted 05-30-2001 at 18:35:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Think positive Perky.

IHank    Posted 05-30-2001 at 20:04:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
DW & Burr- We all know that the law of gravity will prevail. It sure 'nuff did on all my "muscles". Thing is that we just don't know when. Big grin here, IHank

Burrhead    Posted 05-31-2001 at 05:30:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's right Hank. The worst 2 enemies I've had with gravity and muscles are my parents Mother Nature and Father Time.

The good part of it is that I have saved alot of money on hair care for several years. I would comb my hair sometime but I don't know how to get a comb down the shower drain that far.:^)

Whizz    Posted 06-01-2001 at 04:13:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yer rite unka burr. Ya knows it's bad when ya trades yer brylcream fer mop 'n' glow.

Burrhead    Posted 06-02-2001 at 15:13:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello Whizz. I hope everything is good up yonder. Yessir all my pretty waves finally waved bye bye and have'nt been back yet.

When I was just a pup them sweet dahlins from over there at Morgan City and Cotaco would be at the beer joints at Whitesburg telling me how pretty my hair was. I sho do wish I would have got a recording of it.

You know it was pretty dangerous when them old redneck boys from New Market and Nelson Holler was over there. They was'nt cultured and refined like us boys from on the mountain at Ryan's X and Eva was.

Whizz    Posted 06-01-2001 at 04:11:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yer rite unka burr. Ya knows it's bad when ya trades yer brylcream fer mop 'n' glow.

June    Posted 09-05-2002 at 11:02:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't be silly, burrhead. Give those pretty little gals a bottle of massage oil to shine that pate ane see what a nice crop it raises.

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