Pond, Embankment or Excavated
Practice Code: 378
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)
A water impoundment made by constructing a dam or an embankment or by excavating a pit or dugout.
Purposes and Benefits
Provides wildlife habitat
Provides recreational opportunities
Provides water for livestock, wildlife, or irrigation
Provides on-site water in the event of fire
Conservation Practice Support Documents
Support Documents for this conservation practice are available for download from an abbreviated version of Section IV of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).
All support documents associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide Web site.
Related Conservation Practices
This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:
Fishpond Management (399)
Prescribed Grazing (528)
Watering Facility (614)
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.
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