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Can't keep water in the pond

Postby mdt192 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:53 am

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On the home place, we have a pretty large pond that has a lime stone bottom. It had always held water really well for years until about 10 years ago it started getting lower and lower. Nowadays, it keeps a small puddle in the deepest point, and it only started holding there when we dug it out with the dozer.

Any suggestions what we could do to increase water retention?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Can't keep water in the pond

Postby dun » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:33 am

Build up a 6 - 12 inch layer of clay in the entire pond. Frequently limestone will develop porisity issues that just can;t be gotten around without a new liner.
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Re: Can't keep water in the pond

Postby ddd75 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:33 am

fence it off and throw some hogs in there for a while.

that's the cheapest.
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Re: Can't keep water in the pond

Postby callmefence » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:27 am

Duns right about limestone sometimes developing a leak. But is the pond ever getting full?
If not look up hill as well. A new road , ditch, terrace, or plowed field will often cut a ponds throat.
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Re: Can't keep water in the pond

Postby greybeard » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:27 am

Do you know anyone in the oilfield?
bentonite/baroid/barite is what is used around here.
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Re: Can't keep water in the pond

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:22 pm

When I build ponds I use red clay and or depending on the size I have put liners in.
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Re: Can't keep water in the pond

Postby ALACOWMAN » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:48 pm

ddd75 wrote:fence it off and throw some hogs in there for a while.

that's the cheapest.

Yep! They Waller around, and seal it....
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Re: Can't keep water in the pond

Postby mdt192 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:39 pm

The pond will get full after a lot of rain. We have two terraces that drain into it, but those require a lot of rain to cause running water in them.

It seems as if the problem was at the very bottom seeing as it wouldn't hold any water until we got the dozer in there to clean that out. It's quite a bit of dirt that has already been pushed out.

I was thinking of some form of a liner, but not sure how effective that would be.
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Re: Can't keep water in the pond

Postby ga.prime » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:10 pm

Could it be there's a gigantic empty cavern underneath the limestone bottom of your pond that the water from the pond is leaking into?
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Postby ga.prime » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:08 pm

A cavern with an eggshell thin crust with various Cubans, Russians, CIA and FBI agents, and the real Kennedy assassins waiting below for someone to fall through?
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Postby ga.prime » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:35 pm

LBJ associates and descendants, Secret Service agents, various other Baton Rouge and New Orleans characters, and mobsters from St Louis to Chicago and Las Vegas.
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Re: Can't keep water in the pond

Postby sim.-ang.king » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:08 pm

Don't forget Hitler and Jesse James.
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Re: Can't keep water in the pond

Postby Ryder » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:14 am

ga.prime wrote:LBJ associates and descendants, Secret Service agents, various other Baton Rouge and New Orleans characters, and mobsters from St Louis to Chicago and Las Vegas.

So you have already seen the assassination documents. :shock:
You got sources? :roll:
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Re: Can't keep water in the pond

Postby greybeard » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:01 am

ga.prime wrote:A cavern with an eggshell thin crust with various Cubans, Russians, CIA and FBI agents, and the real Kennedy assassins waiting below for someone to fall through?

And would there also be a long missing judge in that crater....?
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Re: Can't keep water in the pond

Postby ga.prime » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:08 pm

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