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Offline Jason Kvestad  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2013 4:13:29 PM(UTC)
Jason Kvestad

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The most natural and I imagine most inexpensive way to make a pond is compacting clay on the pond bed to retain water. Any counterpoints? Let us discuss!
Offline Fruits Boots  
#2 Posted : Sunday, September 29, 2013 8:17:03 PM(UTC)
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Cheapest maybe if your sitting on clay already, if not youll have to truck it in layer it on the bottom and compact it and the clay alone can cost a lot. If the pond is built in difficult area with little clay u can have it covered with about a foot or more of biomas toped with 2 or 3 feet of dirt and compacted. It might take more than onefull year or two even to seal. And some have people do the same thing with cattle. By feeding the hefas round bales in the bottom of the pond and let them hefas churn it in. Also I had a compadre do just that. He said he and his chicon had a bunch of old, low quality round bales of hay and they busted them up, unrolled em and covered the bottom of the dry pond, then fed good bales to those hefas right there in the bottom and damned if he did not say he said that pond has never gone dry since. But of course, it helps if you have a good sized herd of hefas to tromp on it! Hope it all helps yall making some puddles now.
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