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Do you need a permit to build a pond in Ohio?

Last Updated: 5th April, 2020

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Ohio EPA permits may be required. If the primary purpose of the pond is irrigation, an NPDES permit is not needed.

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Thereof, how much does it cost to build a pond in Ohio?

The average backyard pond is between 200 and 300 square feet. Since the typical price per square foot is $2.50 to $7.15, most people pay between $500 and $2,145.

Per Square Foot & Acre Cost Calculator.

Size Size in Square Feet Average Expense to Dig
10 feet x 15 feet 150 $375-$1,073
½ Acre 21,780 $1,500-$3,000

Additionally, do you need a permit to build a pond in SC? First of all, you may need a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and/or the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. The factors they will consider will be the size and intended use of the pond, soil type, proximity to wetlands, wells or septic tanks, etc.

Then, do you need a permit to put in a pond?

If your pond requires a permit, the local regulatory agency will likely require an engineer to design it. If no permit is required, there are expert pond builders in most rural areas that are qualified to design and build a basic farm pond.

Can I make a pond on my property?

A productive pond can be anywhere from a quarter of an acre to a full acre, depending on the size of your property. You need at least three acres of land that will drain into the pond for each acre-foot of pond volume. An acre-foot is the volume of water contained in an acre of water that's one-foot deep.

Related Question Answers

Meryam Coward

Professional

How big is a 1 acre pond?

1 surface acre consists of 43,560 square feet. To find out how our 20,000 square foot pond measures up to 1 acre we can simply divide 20,000 by 43,560. You should end up with .

Jiajing Mirafuentes

Professional

How many yards of dirt are in a 1 acre pond?

Since 1 cubic yard = (1 yard)3 and 1 yard = 3 feet, that means 1 cubic yard = (3 feet)3 = 33 feet3 = 27 cubic feet. So divide this into the amount of dirt: 10 890 000 cubic feet / (27 cubic feet per cubic yard) = 40 333 cubic yards.

Gui Foeller

Professional

How deep should a 1 acre pond be?

However, the average pond we dig is 12' deep throughout and depending on the size at least one area 15' deep. If the pond is large enough, say 1 acre we can dig a couple holes in the pond 15" to 20' deep and maybe 25' round.

Lubomir Arona

Explainer

How much does it cost to dig a 5 acre pond?

THE $25,000 QUESTION HOW MUCH FOR A 5-ACRE BASS FISHING NIRVANA? For the perfect pond site, expect to pay $3,000 to $5,000 per acre, permitting and dam building included. (In some cases, where the terrain is lacking suitable soil, the cost could spiral to $10,000 per acre.)

Jeferson Reinckens

Pundit

How can I make my pond bigger?

The easiest way to make your old pond bigger is to build a new, small pond next to your old pond.
  1. Make the old pond bigger.
  2. New outlet and overflow.
  3. Clear the big square.
  4. Take away topsoil.
  5. Mark out a small square.
  6. The bottom of the bank.
  7. Dig the big pond.
  8. Put soil on banks.

Hongjie Zinck

Pundit

How many bass can you have in a 1 acre pond?

Figuring amount of bass harvest for a fertilized 1 acre pond
Assume you are removing 12 inch bass, to harvest 20 pounds per acre per year you need to remove 22 (12 inch) bass per acre per year (20 pounds divided by 0.90 pounds per bass = 22 bass).

Jonnatan Haveneth

Pundit

How can I seal my pond naturally?

Powdered bentonite can also be uniformly applied on the pond bottom and then mixed into the top 4 - 6 inches of soil with a disc, and then compacted. This method is quite successful in sealing a pond, but the seal can be punctured if cattle walk on the muddy pond bottom.

Catheryn Felizar

Pundit

Will digging a pond lower the water table?

The water table is how high the water is in that location. Digging the pond more or less will not help change that height of the water. digging a drainage channel - a grass water way, a deeper ditch, or a burried tile to carry the water to ground that is even lower is the only way to make the water table go down.

Antje Bruzzone

Teacher

Do I need a fence around my pond?

There is no federal law that requires fencing around a pond, but your city may have its own jurisdiction, so be sure to ask when you are having your pond installed. Fencing is not only a good way to keep your children safe, but keep your fish and other creatures safe from predators.

Karmen Palmi

Teacher

How do you dig a pond?

Digging
  1. Excavate the area with a spade to the depth of the first shelf. Mark the outline of the shelf with sand or string.
  2. Dig out the centre of the pond and either add additional shelves, or dig until the required maximum depth has been reached.
  3. Check each shelf is level.

Hongwei Zamalloa

Teacher

How can I keep water in my pond without liner?

The easiest is to excavate the pond into the local water table and use the ground water. However, for this to work well you must live in an area with a fairly stable high water table. When ground water is within a few feet of the ground surface, gradients into the pond from the edge can be shallow.

Thaynara Neira

Teacher

How do I keep my pond from drying out?

Water plants that live on the surface, such as water lilies that provide the large lily pads, can help reduce water reduction from evaporation. These work in ponds found in partial shade or in full sun. Place several pots under the water, letting the lily pads cover up to 70 percent of the water's surface.

Electa El Azizi

Reviewer

Can you dig a pond in wetlands?

If after locating the wetland boundaries on the property, you are able to design a dug pond that does not impact wetlands, surface waters, areas in or adjacent to municipally designated prime wetlands, or other jurisdictional areas, no DES permit is necessary for the construction of the pond.

Bonny Hlopov

Reviewer

How wide should a pond dam be?

The pond dam should be at least 10 feet wide at the crest and have a 3:1 slope (three feet of width for every foot of height) on the front side and a 2:1 slope on the back side – see Figure. Do not allow trees to become established on the pond dam because tree roots can lead to seepage problems in later years.

Marvis Schillaci

Reviewer

Do you need a permit to dig a pond in NY?

Building a pond in a wetland requires a permit from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. NYSDEC Mining and Reclamation permits and plans are required if more than 750 cubic yards of material will be removed from the property. Fish habitat requires 8ft.

Intisar Fomintsev

Reviewer

Do I need a permit to dig a pond in Florida?

Who needs a permit? A permit is required for the construction, alteration, repair, or abandonment of impoundments, dams, or works which impound, drain, or divert water. Farm ponds are regulated by this rule, but not aquaculture or recreation impoundments.

Tewfik Lasarte

Supporter

Do I need a permit to dig a pond in NC?

No, since no 404 permit is required, neither is a 401 certification required. acre, do I have to submit a sedimentation and erosion control plan? Since the pond is for agricultural purposes, it Is exempt from requirements to submit a sediment and erosion control plan.

Dimitrova Hullenkraemer

Supporter

Do I need a permit to dig a pond in PA?

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
DEP permits may be necessary during pond construction if you are using a surface stream as a pond water source (called a stream encroachment) or if your pond and/or pond dam are especially large.

Elga Bibishev

Supporter

What can I use instead of a pond liner?

We have also made a list of pond underlays that are cheap and readily available.
  1. Pond Liner Alternatives to Use. Polyethylene Pond Liner. Tarp. PVC Liners. Lime and Clay Cover. Bentonite Sealing. Polypropylene Pond Liner. Waterbed Liner.
  2. Pond Liner Underlays Materials.