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Darren - Clay % for ponds

 
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We've moved onto a new homestead of about 15 acres and I'm looking to do some earthworks of various kinds and some ponds. I haven't done any soil testing and am not sure of the clay content of our soils yet. But, in your experience what percentage of clay in soil is needed to form a good seal on the bottom of a pond?

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30 percent is the very minimum
 
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