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I don't have a pond yet, but I would love to have one (probably a lot more than that ) in the future!

I'd love to see some pictures of other permies' ponds!

I have special memories growing up as a child fishing with relatives in local ponds, so I've always wanted to have one. After seeing all the potential permaculture benefits of ponds, methods of building ponds, and the possibility of tiny ponds, I want one even more!

Tiny ponds, big ponds, fish ponds, beaver ponds, functional ponds, and decorative ponds, I'm excited to see some permie ponds!
 
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Been digging around looking for pics. This one must be during construction due to the excavator tracks
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This one must be during construction due to the excavator tracks
This one must be during construction due to the excavator tracks
 
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Helped build this one. Natural swimming pond. Butler style.
A photo of my own tiny natural pond fed by roof water next to veggie patch, populated by plants ocuring in surrounding lakes, streams and ponds, has fish which i don't feed except slugs which i lop in.
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small natural pond
 
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I have built quite a few ponds, but I do not have any pictures of them because they were ponds for other people. (One was a kids camp).

On my own farm, I have plans for two ponds. One is going to be a half acre, and another about a quarter of an acre, but I have not really prioritized them high enough yet to start.
 
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wayne fajkus wrote:Been digging around looking for pics. This one must be during construction due to the excavator tracks



I've enjoyed seeing your other thread about building your pond, it looks great Wayne!

Is that narrow part at the bottom right feeding into the pond, or does that lead to the spillway?
 
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Hugo Morvan wrote:A photo of my own tiny natural pond fed by roof water next to veggie patch, populated by plants ocuring in surrounding lakes, streams and ponds, has fish which i don't feed except slugs which i lop in.



Looks great Hugo!

Did you collect the plants and plant them, or did they get spread from visiting animals?

That's nice that the fish have a good supply of food, and maybe most of the bad bugs from the garden will take an accidental swim in there.
 
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Steve  that is the exit.  I pulled a couple more pics from my thread. First one shows the rock path the water takes when leaving sediment pond to enter main pond. Second pic is an overhead shot showing both ponds. Sediment collection pond is brown, main pond is green.
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I do not have any pictures of the ponds on the ground, but three years ago I built these two ponds at a children's camp. It was a "water feature" for their horse pasture. Luckily, I hit a spring when I was digging the upper pond, which by a culvert, fills the lower pond.

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My Little Pond doesn't look like much. These pictures were taken shortly after constructions. But it is adjacent to a large wet area owned by a Timber Company. If I suck the water out, it flows back in from beneath. So instead of capturing water, this one simply makes it easy to access a high water table. Even in the driest part of summer, this little pond brings in water.

My phone was acting up because of too many pictures and it turns out that I eliminated all but one from the pond. The water has cleared up nicely now.
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spring fed pond
spring fed pond
 
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wayne fajkus wrote:Steve, that is the exit.  I pulled a couple more pics from my thread. First one shows the rock path the water takes when leaving sediment pond to enter main pond. Second pic is an overhead shot showing both ponds. Sediment collection pond is brown, main pond is green.



That's really neat how they are so different in color, and how clear the second pond is, I think I can even see the stumps in the top right portion of the pond. Do any fish live in the sediment pond?
 
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