We have been talking about the farm pond for our own pleasure by making sure we use all the fill dirt to finish the landscaping around the pond or filling in other low spots in the yard. While leaving the fill from the dug pond may not be attractive, it get’s the job done.
Farm owners may not need to get rid of their excess fill. The whole intent and purpose is for water storage. Stored water in the farm pond can be used to irrigate crops and the garden.
Other uses are to provide drinking water to the animals on the farm.
Water can be pumped to the barn or outdoor watering trough’s and back to the pond to help keep from freezing and having a constant flow of fresh water.
Fish farms for producing fish for the stores and restaurants, along with fish farms supplying fish for our ponds such as Goldfish, Koi and Game fish also may not have the need to have the landscaping perfect as a lawn. The ponds can be dug and the excess fill just piled up next to the pond. These ponds are Dug ponds that require no dam.
Notice the steep banks. The ponds are dug with straight walls then over time, caved in at a 45 degree angle. The only purpose of the pond is to hold fish, drained to collect fish, then filled again. As you can see there are no aquatic weeds that have grown on the steep banks. And a very good reason to say, watch your first step.
The pictures are from the fishery we visited in the last blog post. In fact the second video we showed two ponds with the Koi, Goldfish. You can see this again if you missed it by scrolling down the blog or head over to Koi Pond, you will also learn how to receive a discount on your fish order.
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