Filling the Fishing Pond Expansion – Almost

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Two pumps drawing water from a nearby stream for two days, aided by a half inch of rain, was not quite enough to fill up the new addition to our fishing pond. While the pond was filling, I added two cascading rockeries to cover up the clay steps and serve as habitats for fish to spawn and for crayfish to hide. Before the rains arrived, while the clay berm was still dry after days in the sun, I groomed the top of the berm, breaking up the chunks with a shovel and leveling out the surface using a rake. I dug a trench for a second 10′ overflow pipe, but will have to wait until the new pond is filled to the same level as the original pond before completing the installation. I am very pleased with the results. What do you think?