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Posted: 10/3/2014 9:40:29 AM EST
Around 1/4 acre, dirt stays on site. Anyone?
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 7:48:30 AM EST
how far east?
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 7:58:43 AM EST
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Originally Posted By crazyelece:
how far east?
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Goshen
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 1:07:07 PM EST
Sorry, the guy I know stays in Brown and Adams counties.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 2:53:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By crazyelece:
Sorry, the guy I know stays in Brown and Adams counties.
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Thanks anyway. I'm hoping to just buy an old track loader, but I'm not having any luck there either.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 5:00:14 AM EST


When I had my farm, the Fed Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was a great resource for me.

And did I say: it's 100% FREE!

They know of the pond-diggers who are GTG and those who are crap.

Believe it or not, there's a whole lotta science and art to it. You don't want the pond sides busting, over flowing or undermining.

Give them a call at: 513-732-7075 ext. 3--get Jim McManus, Director

Clermont County Pond Assistance

Pond Building Guide for Clermont County

Go with a good guy--you ain't had issues until you hook up with a crazy, unreliable, and/or drunk pond-digger--don't ask me how I know!

CHEERS! from an old farmer and pond-maker
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 8:43:30 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:21:45 PM EST
For somebody local check out affordable excavation? He owns blazzin bullets range in blan. Used him for some work and is a great guy, very familiar with ponds and the area. Just google the range for contact info.
Link Posted: 10/6/2014 8:55:43 AM EST
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http://www.grit.com/~/media/Images/GRT/Editorial/Articles/Magazine%20Articles/2009/07-01/Farm%20Pond%20Management/GRIT-JULAUG09-andrejenny_miracom_7988a1771.jpg

When I had my farm, the Fed Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was a great resource for me.

And did I say: it's 100% FREE!

They know of the pond-diggers who are GTG and those who are crap.

Believe it or not, there's a whole lotta science and art to it. You don't want the pond sides busting, over flowing or undermining.

Give them a call at: 513-732-7075 ext. 3--get Jim McManus, Director

Clermont County Pond Assistance

Pond Building Guide for Clermont County

Go with a good guy--you ain't had issues until you hook up with a crazy, unreliable, and/or drunk pond-digger--don't ask me how I know!

CHEERS! from an old farmer and pond-maker
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Thanks, I've checked it out. They have a lot of good info. I may even take one of their seminars.
Link Posted: 10/6/2014 9:02:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By safe1:
I know of two ponds dug by people who didn't know what they were doing. Both leak and now there are wet spots around the edges. Find someone who knows your area, up here the ones who know what they are doing, make sure and line the banks with clay from the lower layers. If you have rock or gravel, good luck.

ETA: I also remember a guy who had the dam at one end of his pond give way because the excavator didn't strip the topsoil off the base. It's not as easy as putting a hole in the ground.
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The land is flat, with about two feet of topsoil on solid clay. They just dug my basement, and it's solid all the way down. There are lots of ponds in the area that stay full year round with nothing feeding them. Mine will get the downspouts, sump pump, and curtain drain from the septic mound.
Link Posted: 10/6/2014 9:04:24 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bimmertech87:
For somebody local check out affordable excavation? He owns blazzin bullets range in blan. Used him for some work and is a great guy, very familiar with ponds and the area. Just google the range for contact info.
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Found it, thanks! I'll give him a call this afternoon.
Link Posted: 10/6/2014 10:43:59 AM EST
don't you need Ohio EPA or some state gov't approval?
Link Posted: 10/6/2014 10:46:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
don't you need Ohio EPA or some state gov't approval?
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Only if you're messing with a waterway.
Link Posted: 10/6/2014 12:58:06 PM EST
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Only if you're messing with a waterway.
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Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
don't you need Ohio EPA or some state gov't approval?


Only if you're messing with a waterway.



Or over certain size.

I believe 3 acre feet.
Link Posted: 10/6/2014 1:14:08 PM EST
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Or over certain size.

I believe 3 acre feet.
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Originally Posted By ske714:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
don't you need Ohio EPA or some state gov't approval?


Only if you're messing with a waterway.



Or over certain size.

I believe 3 acre feet.


There is also a requirement for a permit if you're moving, IIRC, >100 yds of soil,. The county site actually talks about digging one "under the radar". I got the impression from reading and talking to people that what I'm trying to do is a non-issue.
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