Land management decisions have consequences – both good and bad – for your ranch’s watershed and the health of your bodies of water.
One of the most common calls we get during late summer regarding pond management is about a pond full of dead fish, and the owner wants to know what happened. People are worried the water has been poisoned and is unsafe. The vast majority of time, the fish kill is a result of low dissolved oxygen levels in the pond.
Two characteristics that should be considered before constructing a new pond are depth and watershed.