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An excavated pond can serve many purposes on a farm.Practice Code: 378

A pond is a water impoundment made by constructing an embankment, by excavating a dugout, or by a combination of both.

Conservation Practice Documents

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Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)Conservation planners shall reference NRCS New York Field Office Technical Guide for additional documents, tools, references, and procedures required with this practice.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Fishpond Management
Prescribed Grazing
Watering Facility

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.

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