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    I've met with Doug Bergman a couple times and he's dug test holes on my property that show suitable soil, so mid-summer I think they're gonna get to it...roughly 1/3 to 1/2 acre in surface area.

    I've called the Clark County Zoning & Planning Office, as well as the Soil & Water Conservation District, and neither told me of any required permits. Have a voicemail into the Clark Co Engineer as a final check but otherwise I think I'm good to go since there aren't any WOTUS concerns...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by avboiler11 View Post
    I've met with Doug Bergman a couple times and he's dug test holes on my property that show suitable soil, so mid-summer I think they're gonna get to it...roughly 1/3 to 1/2 acre in surface area.

    I've called the Clark County Zoning & Planning Office, as well as the Soil & Water Conservation District, and neither told me of any required permits. Have a voicemail into the Clark Co Engineer as a final check but otherwise I think I'm good to go since there aren't any WOTUS concerns...?
    That's awesome . You'll be more than happy with how it turns out , he does excellent work . If it wasn't such a pain to post pictures , I would put some up of the one he did for me .

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    ITS HAPPENING!
    "'Gun guys' can find a way to get butthurt about just about anything."

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    I know we have never meet but I am jealous of you right now. My wife decided that we need to put on pond on hold for a couple of years. I am very excited to see the stages and the learning curves you share with us. I will be paying very close attention to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 66chevelle View Post
    I know we have never meet but I am jealous of you right now. My wife decided that we need to put on pond on hold for a couple of years. I am very excited to see the stages and the learning curves you share with us. I will be paying very close attention to this.
    I am just jealous the dozers have AC!!!!

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    Picture was taken early this afternoon by my wife; if the rain holds off they should be finished by the end of this week.

    Not 100% clear on surface area yet, likely 2/3 acre, max depth about 11'. Bringing in some pea gravel tomorrow for some fish habitat and a kayak launch-type area, get some structure in the pond (artificial or most likely, built from some of the removed trees), then buy and install a small aerator before the pond fills, then seed/straw the yard and around the pond, then build a dock, and finally figure out exactly when, what, where from and how to stock it with fish - likely starting next spring if it fills sufficiently.

    Jones Fish has some comprehensive stocking packages, but the prices are $$$...considering Andry's, Cassidy, or Clear Creek Fish Farms, too.
    As somebody said upthread, it ain't an inexpensive process...but once everything gets done...

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    Thanks for the post's AV. This is something I'd love to do someday.

    Problem is, where I want it is a 20 foot deep, 100 yard wide gully full of trees. I'm betting removing all those roots would get expensive quick.
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    You'd be surprised how quickly trees can be removed with a good sized excavator ! They can make short work of a lot of trees in no time flat .

    Quote Originally Posted by 42769vette View Post
    Thanks for the post's AV. This is something I'd love to do someday.

    Problem is, where I want it is a 20 foot deep, 100 yard wide gully full of trees. I'm betting removing all those roots would get expensive quick.

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    I went with Clear Creek for mine . They are great people to deal with . Family owned , knowledgeable and very nice people to talk with . I don't believe I lost a single fish from them .

    Quote Originally Posted by avboiler11 View Post
    Picture was taken early this afternoon by my wife; if the rain holds off they should be finished by the end of this week.

    Not 100% clear on surface area yet, likely 2/3 acre, max depth about 11'. Bringing in some pea gravel tomorrow for some fish habitat and a kayak launch-type area, get some structure in the pond (artificial or most likely, built from some of the removed trees), then buy and install a small aerator before the pond fills, then seed/straw the yard and around the pond, then build a dock, and finally figure out exactly when, what, where from and how to stock it with fish - likely starting next spring if it fills sufficiently.

    Jones Fish has some comprehensive stocking packages, but the prices are $$$...considering Andry's, Cassidy, or Clear Creek Fish Farms, too.
    As somebody said upthread, it ain't an inexpensive process...but once everything gets done...


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