Dugout or excavated ponds are constructed in areas of flat or gently sloping land not suited for ponds with dams. Dug ponds are created by removing soil and allowing water to fill in. Most of the water supply comes from ground water seepage or natural springs and soils are usually made up of materials that allow free movement of water through the pond bottom.
Ponds are beautiful and can be used for recreational purposes, but they can also be functional and help save money in the long run. They can be useful when dealing with drainage problems and can also help with your heating and cooling needs. Check out Geothermal Systems for more information.
- Recreational/fishing ponds