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Pond in sandy soil

 
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Does anyone have direct experience with creating a pond in sandy soil?
There is one on the property and it fills really nicely when it rains, however it slowly drains, as sandy soils do.

Because of the local situation the banks need to be quite steep.

Also is there a book anyone recommends?
 
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We built our pond in sandy soil and lined it with bentonite clay, then covered the clay with rocks. That was only two years ago, but it is holding water very well so far!

 
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