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    Default Impoundment Management

    I have a new tract under contract and finally walked it for the first time today. What I thought was a small Carolina Bay turned out to be an old impoundment. The dikes are still solid but have become completely overgrown. The pond itself has a outfall pipe but no apparent way to control water level. Iím assuming it just fills with a pump when needed and water is left until it reaches the outfall height. The pond is maybe an acre and half and full of weeds and young trees both live and dead standing.

    First and foremost is this salvageable? Assuming it has converted to wetlands which Iím guessing limits what can be done. Not sure if itís worth messing with but wanted to get yalls thoughts nonetheless.

    Iím planning about 15 acres of upland impoundments but would like to restore this if feasible. Thanks in advance for your thoughts/advice

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    Sounds like a managable project to me. Where is water source to flood it from?

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    Yes it’s salvageable. We had 3” Gum saplings growing and now we have tillable, planted fields. Mow it, disk it, spray it, lime it, repeat. Figure out the elevations and the outfall pipe integrity.
    ďThe price of freedom is eternal vigilanceĒ - Thomas Jefferson

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    dont Ask too many questions just do what you are going to do
    cut\'em

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southernduck View Post
    dont Ask too many questions just do what you are going to do
    This right here...
    you aint did a dawg gon thang until ya STAND UP IN IT!- Theodis Ealey


    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post
    The older I get, the more anal retentive I get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camotoon60 View Post
    Sounds like a managable project to me. Where is water source to flood it from?
    Adjacent pond and or well backup

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    Burn it
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    Quote Originally Posted by fro View Post
    This right here...
    This is a fact
    "I'm just a victim of a circumstance"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southernduck View Post
    dont Ask too many questions just do what you are going to do
    This is a fact
    "I'm just a victim of a circumstance"

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    Sounds like a fun project, and should be cheaper than starting from scratch. If its only 1.5 acres you should be able to spray and burn it no problem..... just dont do it when the turkeys are nesting
    "Opinion on everything, expert on nothin' "

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    Also make sure it can’t be seen from the road by worrying liberals. That was even told to me by a conservation gestapo employee as I am working on something myself right now that dates back to before an alphabet soup came about.
    cut\'em

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