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There's a lot of information available to get you started on your pond project.   If you want to do the research and invest the time and effort (and make a few mistakes along the way!) you too can be a pond expert!  None of the references listed will replace the expertise that a good pond consultant and a good contractor bring to the project, but they are a great place to start.

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Hard Copy Information

Ponds - Planning, Design, Construction  
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service  
Washington DC, 20250.  
 Ask for: Agriculture Handbook Number 500  

This is a great booklet!  It covers primarily pond building and is *the* resource for that information.  It was out of print for some time and poor quality photocopies were floating around in the pond building community.  Anyone that had an original copy would not loan it out!  It was revised in 1997 and reprinted.  Write or call the USDA for a copy.  I'm not sure of the price - It may be free for the asking at your local USDA office.

Managing Michigan Ponds for Sport Fishing     
Michigan State University Extension  
East Lansing MI  48824  
Ask for:  Bulletin E-1554  

This is another great booklet!  It covers primarily fish management in ponds and it is a great resource for that information.  It has small sections on pond building and other area of pond management .  The price is $3.50 plus shipping. 

Wood Ducks

Web Based Information

Iowa Farm Pond Information - This site covers a lot of general information on ponds - construction, management, etc.

North Carolina Pond Information - This site covers a lot of general information on ponds - It has separate sections on pond building, management for fish, aquatic vegetation, etc.

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