Old 07-19-2013, 11:36 AM
WarriorLandscape WarriorLandscape is offline
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Shorline Extension - Recommendations?

I have a customer who has a pond in the back yard. The pond collects runoff from the neighborhood. The customer would like to extend his grass about 6 feet into the pond. At 6 feet out, the depth of the water is approx. 2 ft. deep. Please refer to the picture (attached) for an idea of the situation (the green line indicates the desired outer edge).

Do you think I can simply add dirt/fill to elevate the shoreline? Or do I need to use a pond liner, retaining wall, etc. to ensure the shoreline holds? Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:44 AM
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Did you ever consider that this area would deemed to be a wetland, and if big brother discovers that you filled it in without the appropriate permit you will be sitting behind bars?
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:53 AM
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The customer has already discussed this with the city and it is not deemed a wetland area.

With that said, I'm just trying to determine how this would be feasible. At that point we will proceed with the formalities of obtaining a permit, etc.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:56 PM
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Dont take the customers word for it...check up on it as well. He might say anything to get that extra 6'.
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