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How wide does a water lane need to be leading up to a pond for 100 or so head?
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Depends a lot on how well it is built up and drained. Graded with hard surfaces are often 8 to 12 feet wide. I have some unimproved lanes that are 14 to 16 feet wide, but they are a mess in the spring...
Polywire on a least one side would give you some flexibility.
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Wider than the equipment that you will use to keep it working but not less than 12' for that number.
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Would make it at least 20 ft wide but think 30 ft better. Another possibility is 2 parallel lanes say 20 ft each but only use 1 at a time so have a spare for those long wet spells. Maybe 2 barbed wire fences 40 ft apart with poly wire dividing it in half. Certainly think too wide is better than too narrow
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Make sure it is wide enough to easily get equipment down it. Cattle will go down a 6' lane if they have to - you cannot!!!
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