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Sizing a stormwater detention pond

Start here: Quality Farm Dugouts When doing this for a farm, the usual calculation (Central Alberta Climate) is to plan for 2 years use, plus 2 years evaporation. Dugouts should be as deep as ...
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How can I build an ecologically conscious dam on a small brook?

Currently, if I understand correctly, the pool overflows into the brook with sufficient flow for fish to escape and to maintain water quality in the pond. Raising the level of the pond will only ...
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How do I aerate a small 3x5 meter pond without using any electricity

One method that has been used to aerate water in larger water treatment plants is to cascade the water. Depending on the amount of land available, you might be able to install a stepped cascade, ...
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Are red cedar posts a viable option for freshwater dock pilings?

Cedar fence posts work about as well as pressure treated ones, 25 years or so. I think I would derate that somewhat due to constant circulation of water around them. Estimate of 15 years. Factors: ...
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How can I seal a pond without using a plastic pond liner?

Geoff Lawson "The Prince of Permaculture" uses ducks and plants to feed the ducks-- the glee settles where the cracks are and builds up--- kind of like radiator stop leak..

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