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#10813659 - 05/02/15 12:11 PM Leaking pond
jmo49 Online   content
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Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 141
Need help or advice on leaking pond. Does not show an obvious leak but water goes down a little to quick, so I expect a leak

Thanks
Jerry
jmo49@aol.com

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#10813809 - 05/02/15 02:11 PM Re: Leaking pond [Re: jmo49]
Meadowlark Offline
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Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 2954
Loc: East Texas
A few questions:

1) How old is the pond?

2) Any trees or significant vegetation growing on the dam?


3) Any signs of animal damage? tunneling, burrowing, etc.

4) Have you tried an evaporation test? put pond water in a 5 gallon bucket next to a stake in the ground marking the water level of the pond...wait a few days(without rain) and measure the drop in water line in the bucket and the vertical drop in the pond from the stake. If they are about the same, then evaporation...if the pond level drop is significantly greater then leak likely.

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#10813858 - 05/02/15 02:40 PM Re: Leaking pond [Re: jmo49]
toponds Online   content
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Registered: 03/24/15
Posts: 20
Loc: Grayson County
I second Meadowlark, but also would inquiry about the soil type. Sand, clay, loamy, caliche, etc. This also helps to determine a possible reason or cause, help get you on track to what might be the cause.
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#10814956 - 05/03/15 07:46 AM Re: Leaking pond [Re: jmo49]
Bill77 Offline
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Registered: 06/15/13
Posts: 60
Most ponds and stock tanks will have some water seepage if the dam was not properly compacted, even with good clay. When the pond is full, hydrostatic pressure is greatest and leaking is most prevalent. Sometimes, the water level will drop to a point where the seepage will be negligible or stop.

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#10874654 - 05/26/15 11:52 PM Re: Leaking pond [Re: jmo49]
Lone Star Lunker Hunter Offline
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Registered: 12/02/08
Posts: 481
Call Joe Stewart @ 254-495-2792 @ Stabilsoil soil injection treatment

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#10932227 - 06/22/15 02:20 AM Re: Leaking pond [Re: jmo49]
cxjcherokec Offline
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Registered: 06/06/11
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Just get some bentonite, worked for me

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