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#6195017 - 02/22/16 07:22 PM How do I fix this dam the right way?
Madewell Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/10/14
Posts: 39
Loc: Leonard, TX
Any idea what it is going to take and cost to fix th
is problem?

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#6195124 - 02/22/16 08:21 PM Re: How do I fix this dam the right way? [Re: Madewell]
beaversnipe Offline
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Registered: 01/17/10
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Loc: Terlingua,TX
Unopened bags of cement and poking a few holes in them

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#6195300 - 02/22/16 10:44 PM Re: How do I fix this dam the right way? [Re: Madewell]
woodduckhunter Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 212
is this where water was supposed to flow out and it just cut it out? If so a fair amount, if that's not the primary overflow fill it back in with dirt and get grass growing, or top it with rock or crete like beaver said

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#6195315 - 02/22/16 11:30 PM Re: How do I fix this dam the right way? [Re: Madewell]
STXHO Offline
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Registered: 04/06/11
Posts: 5123
Loc: South Texas
Call NRCS or your county agent. There are several programs available for erosion control such as the issue you are facing.
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#6195540 - 02/23/16 08:43 AM Re: How do I fix this dam the right way? [Re: Madewell]
Texan1554 Offline


Registered: 03/17/09
Posts: 691
Loc: Dallas, TX
Rent a skid steer and rebuild it, and plant with strong root grasses. If you do not have an overflow already in place, build one somewhere on the edge of the dam where the over flow will not cut into the backside of the dam.

Pretty cheap endeavor, ~$200 bucks to rent the skid steer, one or two 8-10" PVC pipes for overflow ~$50

Another option, since your dam is already compromised all the way to the original ground level think about putting in a control structure.

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#6195644 - 02/23/16 09:36 AM Re: How do I fix this dam the right way? [Re: Madewell]
mattyg06 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/14
Posts: 430
You need to have a good idea why it failed in the first place. If you just build the damn back like it was you are asking for the same thing to happen a 2nd time for the exact same reason. Is the problem with the slope of the dam, location of spillway, size of spillway, type of soil, etc.

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#6195849 - 02/23/16 11:40 AM Re: How do I fix this dam the right way? [Re: Madewell]
snowbuster Offline
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Registered: 11/09/12
Posts: 397
Loc: Katy, TX
how deep is it?

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#6196409 - 02/23/16 06:54 PM Re: How do I fix this dam the right way? [Re: Madewell]
Blue drake Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/08/12
Posts: 115
Loc: Hog eye duck hole
This is where the dam drain was. It was a 36 inch or so metal Culvert about 15' long. We believe it was caused by beavers or otters. The whole is about 8' wide by about 10' deep by about 15' long this pond is about 5 acres or so.

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#6196442 - 02/23/16 07:19 PM Re: How do I fix this dam the right way? [Re: Madewell]
shooterwalter Offline
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Registered: 09/05/12
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Loc: Poetry, Texas Kaufman County 8...
wow 5 acres is a special pond. If you know beavers to be in the area and that they caused a blockage than another 36 inch culvert Imight work again. Having repaired my spillway in early summer after the record spring rains and now again after heavy fall winter rains and run off again today. Best idea for that size pond would be to get the NRCS office to schedule one of the States engineers to come see and advise. They informed me that I was catching run off from some 98 acres. I have no idea if 36 inch is big enough or not. Any work you want to do will need some drying out to re-gain the compaction to avoid being washed out in the future
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#6196520 - 02/23/16 08:23 PM Re: How do I fix this dam the right way? [Re: Madewell]
Blue drake Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/08/12
Posts: 115
Loc: Hog eye duck hole
Luckily it's towards the end of the dam. May make it easier to fix. I am going to contact a local pond builder and talk to him. He built my current duck pond we hunt.

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#6196577 - 02/23/16 09:01 PM Re: How do I fix this dam the right way? [Re: Madewell]
Fooshman Offline
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Registered: 07/26/06
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Loc: Black Dog, Texas
I've got two to repair when it dries out.
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#6196607 - 02/23/16 09:19 PM Re: How do I fix this dam the right way? [Re: Madewell]
Outlaw1 Offline


Registered: 03/05/09
Posts: 820
Loc: North east, Tx
Get someone with a dozer its going to have to be packed good
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#6196676 - 02/23/16 09:59 PM Re: How do I fix this dam the right way? [Re: Madewell]
Greekangler Offline
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Registered: 09/05/04
Posts: 1498
Loc: North Tejas
Got a great guy in N Tx PM me. Did all kinds of dam repair, enlarged wetland, installed water control etc
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#6196953 - 02/24/16 08:25 AM Re: How do I fix this dam the right way? [Re: Outlaw1]
snowbuster Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/09/12
Posts: 397
Loc: Katy, TX
Originally Posted By: Outlaw1
Get someone with a dozer its going to have to be packed good


I agree that is how we fix all of ours and then sand bag it from the front and behind it works good

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#6196955 - 02/24/16 08:27 AM Re: How do I fix this dam the right way? [Re: Madewell]
snowbuster Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/09/12
Posts: 397
Loc: Katy, TX
But if you are playing with 10' deep your gonna have to have the NRCS come out and look out it, because 10ft is a lot of dirt

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