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USDA Handbook Number 590 (Book Only)
Ponds - Planning, Design, Construction
Issued June 1982, Revised November 1997
USDA - Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service

This handbook describes the requirements for building a pond. It is useful to the landowner for general information and serves as a reference for the engineer, technician, and contractor. In fulfilling their obligation to protect the lives and property of citizens, most states and many other government entities have laws, rules, and regulations governing the installation of ponds. Those responsible for planning and designing ponds must comply with all such laws and regulations. The owner is responsible for obtaining permits, performing necessary maintenance, and having the required safety inspections made.
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