Katie was thinking about digging a farm pond or starting over with a bigger pond.
She had been searching high and low for the perfect property with a location where she could have her pond or lake. She finally found it very soon after looking. She then thought to herself, “now, what?”
This is a question we get a lot, so we have spent quite some time finding the answers. We told her if the pond or lake already exists it is best to start with an evaluation. That will give her a baseline of what is going on and how the pond or lake functions. It will also give an idea of what it will take to achieve personal goals and care for it going forward.
However, a property may not have a pond or lake, and someone is interested in the BIG question… Should I make an offer on this property today before it disappears from the market? And how much would it cost to dig a farm pond? Right?
Typically, this is a question we get several times a month from someone who may or may not be serious about purchasing the land. Frequently, it can be a broker searching on behalf of a client who doesn’t even live in the area. You can expect to spend from $50,000 for a small pond project to $250,000 for a large pond project. The real question is whether or not you can afford NOT to hire professional.
There are many things to consider with the cost of digging a farm pond or lake. Here are a few things to consider:
- Soil conditioning
- Bedrock depth
- Water Shed area & Water Supply
- Dirt Hauling or Spreading
- Water level fluctuation
- Digging Costs
- Depth of the pond
- Streams / rivers / permits / licenses
- Fish Habitats
- Fish Stocking
- Docks / Walking paths / Access
We have included a FREE audio file that explains more about digging a pond or lake with the button below.
Please take a few minutes to listen to what Bob Lusk & Mike Otto have to say about choosing the perfect place for your pond or lake. You will be glad you did.
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