Agricultural Uses of Ponds

Farms represent the classic setting for ponds. Although ponds are now constructed extensively on rural, non-farm properties, they remain an important part of small and large farm operations. (c) Ken Hammond, USDA
Meeting Small Farm Needs with a Pond: Two-page fact sheet providing information and guidance about pond uses, structure, and conditions for making best use of pond resources on small farms.

Trickle Irrigation in the Eastern United States (NRAES-4): Link to the information page describing the contents of this manual.

Ponds - Planning, Design, Construction: The comprehensive USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) publication revised in 1997.
Farm Pond Safety and Responsibility: Two-page fact sheet providing seasonal safety recommendations and notes about farm operator liability regarding pond use.


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