Need info on building and maintaining a pond for food and recreation

Asked October 29, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

I would like some books or articles to read or research on how to build and maintain a pond for food (fish) and recreation use.

Clackamas County Oregon pond design construction recreational pond management pond and water gardens

1 Response

Thank your for your question to Ask the Expert.

In terms of pond building, here are several resources that should be useful:
http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/420/420-011/420-011.html

If you plan on using heavy equipment to build a pond, you should contact the permit department for Clackamas County. Also, if you plan to build a pond in a stream course (not recommended) you will need to talk to the Oregon Water Resources Board too.

Here is a website focused on aquaculture for trout, which should have a lot of technical information:
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/wild/aquaculture/species/trout.htm

I hope that this information helps you to learn more about fish production.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Weston