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Where to begin on digging a pond? #12725993
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Iíve thought about maybe having a pond dug on my property but donít know where to start. Ideally I would like to have it be a bass lake. Iíve got sixty acres of land. Donít know what the ideal size would be or depth or multiple depths. How do I get started.

Re: Where to begin on digging a pond? [Re: bloo_rainger] #12726168
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Re: Where to begin on digging a pond? [Re: bloo_rainger] #12727543
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Re: Where to begin on digging a pond? [Re: bloo_rainger] #12788142
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Check with your local NRCS, National Resource Conservation Service. They are usually good for staking a pond and helping with the design and possibly stocking.

Re: Where to begin on digging a pond? [Re: bloo_rainger] #12788855
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Agree with Steve. Education is the cheapest part of the process.

Re: Where to begin on digging a pond? [Re: bloo_rainger] #12885903
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I think you will need a permit from water district or state ( I know it's your land ) but check it out.

Re: Where to begin on digging a pond? [Re: pil,b] #12886044
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Originally Posted By: pil,b
I think you will need a permit from water district or state ( I know it's your land ) but check it out.


A permit is only needed when the pond exceeds 200 acre feet. So, this means you could build a 20 acre lake that has an average depth of 10 feet before you need a permit. The state of Texas is one of the most landowner friendly states in the US. Most states require permitting for any size pond. NY and California require a crazy amount of unnecessary paperwork.


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Re: Where to begin on digging a pond? [Re: bloo_rainger] #12928643
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I suggest a 55 acre lake on your 60 acres. Less property maintenance and more fishing time!

Re: Where to begin on digging a pond? [Re: salex] #12929073
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Originally Posted By: salex
Originally Posted By: pil,b
I think you will need a permit from water district or state ( I know it's your land ) but check it out.


A permit is only needed when the pond exceeds 200 acre feet. So, this means you could build a 20 acre lake that has an average depth of 10 feet before you need a permit. The state of Texas is one of the most landowner friendly states in the US. Most states require permitting for any size pond. NY and California require a crazy amount of unnecessary paperwork.


But donít go to the NRCS office. They will come up with any way they can to block it.

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