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Pond question
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MikeK    Posted 12-15-2001 at 06:10:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi
I have been reading this web site for a month
or so, and I have enjoyed all the post, so now it's my turn.

I have a small pond roughly 40 feet in diameter, my problem is, I want to make it deeper to elimanate the cat tails and clean it out I plan on using mt tractor. My problem is that it has a spring in a rock outcroping. Has anyone tried to cap a spring, or divert it? The spring comes up
a V formation in two rocks.

Thanks for any help.



Pete in PA    Posted 12-31-2001 at 12:42:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi - same plans here for me, but here's what I've found out...

Be really, REALLY careful to get the story from your local conservation authority - if you've got cattails, what you're looking at is a gen-uine wetland - i.e. protected by the D.E.P....so check into local codes, etc OR do your "renovations" REALLY quickly and quietly...

just my .02
Cheers
Pete


TB    Posted 12-15-2001 at 21:36:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You can dig a ditch around the pond and divert the water. But you can't cap or raise the water level in a spring too much. The water flows all the time and will try to find another path so you run the risk of loosing the spring altogether.Your best bet is a ditch or pumps.


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