Re: NANFA-- small ponds
Tue, 26 Sep 2000 08:41:11 EDT

I believe it to be pretty much as Luke states about small farm ponds. I was
raised in southern Iowa and our farm ponds not only served as stock watering
impoundments, but doubled as erosion control. Many of the ponds were built
in little creases in the hills and often two ponds were built in tandem with
the upper pond doing the heavy work on erosion control. Very little if any
"unfiltered" water flowed from the overflow of the ponds and most of what did
overflow had the sediments already dropped off into the pond before the water
continued to lower elevations.

Bruce Scott
Meridian, Idaho

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