Alright guys need ideas on how to control water level on my pond. The pond is about 3 acres average but swells to 4 when full. The 4th acre is shallow water no more than 24 inches or so. Right now it is over 100 percent. I am thinking about installing a drain to keep the pond at 3 acres in non summer months but then closing the drain and letting it fill up in the winter so my food plot will be flooded. Any ideas would be helpful. I am currently thinking about putting in a culvert in the current spill way. How would I put a cap on it. Also thinking about putting a 90 with a piece of 8 inch pipe coming up to allow the pond to drain that way.
Help is helpful. Thanks guys. Oh and doing this on the cheap too.