Thread: digging a pond
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by swim View Post
I just finished my first pond. I recently bought a used skid steer with a backhoe attachment. Spent about $9000. Used and older, but a starting point anyway.

My soil is clay with small rocks.
My pond is in the shape of a triangle, with the sides about 100ft each. actually the work area is allot bigger, but I hope it is that size when it gets full. We will see.
I only went about 6 feet deep. I wanted to make it so animals could walk down the slope to drink and get back out.
I spent about 30 hours total.
If you have never used anything but a shovel, The amount of work you can do is incredible.
I will try to take a few pics tomorrow.
Its been raining for a couple days and the water is about two feet deep.
that is kind of what i am going for but i want deep on one end for fish.30 hours don;t seem bad for a project of that size. ive used a backhoe a little and my compact tractor alot so im not in the would be cool.thanks
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