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Reducing Pond Size #648637
04/07/20 08:16 PM
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I've got a rather large pond in my garden and I'd like to reduce it's length by about 10m. The intention is to build a barrier across it, fill in the reclaimed bit in and lawn it. Question is what to use to build the barrier ? I don't want to spend a fortune and if I can't do it economically I'll leave it alone. One of the problems is the depth. The water is about 1m deep but there's an awful lot of sludge at the bottom and if I used gabions (for example) I won't know where they'll settle until it's too late. They'd also probably be too expensive.

I could just start filling it in from one end and stop when I get far enough but then the water would soak into the new area. I don't think the pond has a liner and it's been there for at least thirty years. Draining the pond is not an option.

There's plenty on the internet about building a pond but nothing about shrinking one ! Any ideas ?

Re: Reducing Pond Size [Re: mph] #648639
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Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: Reducing Pond Size [Re: mph] #648644
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I did see that link but it's more for a domestic pond with liner. Mine's on a much bigger scale.


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Re: Reducing Pond Size [Re: mph] #648648
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I think a better question would be how to reduce the size of a lake :-)

Re: Reducing Pond Size [Re: mph] #648704
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keep it and put some trout in ...then go fishing...


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Re: Reducing Pond Size [Re: mph] #648718
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That is certainly a lake.
I guess you need to build a coffer dam , drain the smaller part and then build a wall with gabons or stone & fill it in.


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Re: Reducing Pond Size [Re: BuyBritish] #648722
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Originally Posted by BuyBritish
keep it and put some trout in ...then go fishing...


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Re: Reducing Pond Size [Re: mph] #648724
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I think Rob has the best answer! thumbs


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Re: Reducing Pond Size [Re: mph] #648776
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ha ha, calling that a pond is a bit of a cheat...


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Re: Reducing Pond Size [Re: mph] #648793
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Fill it with fish & we'll have TM competition...after all we do like to 'carp on' a bit... innocent


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