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Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds

…properly located, well-constructed pond can be a beautiful addition to a landscape. Ponds provide owners with excellent recreational activities such as fishing, swimming, and wildlife viewing as well as potential water sources for livestock…

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Removal of Unwanted Fish in Recreational Fish Ponds

Removal of Unwanted and Overpopulated Species of Fish is part three of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Fish populations in poorly managed ponds usually become out of balance and may become contaminated with unw…

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Weed Control and Wildlife Enhancement in Recreational Fish Ponds

Weed Control and Wildlife Enhancement is part seven of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Aquatic weeds are a common problem in farm ponds. Some aquatic vegetation might be good for the pond. Rooted aquatic vegeta…

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Evaluation of Pond Balance in Recreational Fish Ponds

Evaluation of Pond Balance is part six of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Managers should conduct an evaluation of bond balance every 1 to 2 years if fishing quality is unsatisfactory. District fisheries biolog…

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Fertilization and Liming in Recreational Fish Ponds

Fertilization and Liming is part four of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Fertilization provides planktonic algae with nutrients for growth much the same as fertilizing pasture increases grass yields. Proper f…

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Harvesting and Record Keeping in Recreational Fish Ponds

Harvesting and Record Keeping is part five of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Ponds should not be fished for at least 1 year after bass are stocked to let the bass reproduce. Once fishing begins, harvest the ba…

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Pond Construction and Watershed Management in Recreational Fish Ponds

Pond Construction and Watershed Management is part one of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Alabama has about 250,000 small ponds covering more than 134,000 acres. Ponds are usually built for several purposes: ir…

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Species Selection and Stocking in Recreational Fish Ponds

Species Selection and Stocking is part two of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

The choice of fish to stock depends on the pond owner’s goals and on the resources available. It is very difficult to manage a pon…

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Pond Building: Pond Maintenance

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

Dam and Spillway Maintenance
Once a pond is completed, the dam and spillways require some maintenance….

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Pond Building: Establishing Vegetation

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

The final step in good pond construction, and one of the most important, is to establish good vegetative …

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Pond Building: Pond Construction

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

Permit Requirements
The owner must obtain any required permits before hiring a contractor. If wetlands are…

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Pond Building: Landscape Planning

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

Water adds variety to a landscape and further enhances its quality. Reflections in water attract the eye and he…

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Pond Building: Selecting a Pond Site

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

The process of choosing a pond site is at least as important, if not more so, than the actual construction proc…

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Upcoming Alabama Watershed Stewards Workshops

…. “This is important for so many things, including clean water for drinking, creeks and lakes that support swimming and recreation and provide habitat for wildlife.”
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This year, the AWS program will also include supplement…

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Mapping Out a Plan for a Landscape

… them to fit the scale and decided whether to keep or replace them.
Areas with specific uses. These include play and recreation such as sandboxes. Areas can be designated specifically to store tools as well. Also, note where there is cur…

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