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Pond Management Concerns

You may also want to introduce minnows and/or catfish to your pond.

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Evaluating Your Fish Stocking Pond Habitat

The long-term success of a fish stocking pond depends on the relationships established between the fish and the pond habitat. 

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How to Create a Natural-looking Pond with a Liner

Not all lining material is created equal. Although pre-shaped rigid liners exist, they are not normally what you would choose for your fish stocking pond.

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The Basics of Building a Fish Stocking Pond

A fish stocking pond can be as basic as a large metal drum filled with water and a few plants, but that would certainly not be aesthetically pleasing. 

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So, You Want to Build Your Own Fish Stocking Pond

Fish stocking ponds planned for private land are routinely regulated by state and municipal authorities. 

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The Life Cycle of a Fish

Fish, as almost everyone knows, are almost always hatched from eggs that range from almost microscopic, about a millimeter in size, to the size of a small orange pea in the case of some salmon eggs.

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What You Should Understand about Fish Stocking

Stocking fish of the right size and species, at the best time of year, in ponds that have the most favorable conditions for their survival, only makes good sense.

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Varied Reasons for Stocking Fish

Obviously, fish stocking is a tool for fisheries managements. 

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Fish Stocking Ponds: The How and Why

Fish stocking is an old practice, and it is used throughout the world in an effort to restore dwindling fish populations in rivers and streams. 

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10 Great Fish Species for a Garden Pond—Plus Fish to Avoid

Looking for the right fish species to keep in your new garden pond? 

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Considerations for Both Large Pond Liners and Small Pond Liners

As you’re researching the best ways to build a pond, you’ll run into a lot of conflicting ideas and information.

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How to Choose Pond Liner Thickness

Knowing how to choose the thickness of your pond liner is crucial.

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Top 11 Reasons to Use RPE Pond Liners

Among pond liner materials, RPE, which stands for “reinforced polyethylene,” is one of the most popular, both for smaller garden ponds and large recreational or industrial use ponds.

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Top 10 Reasons to Use HPDE Pond Liners

If you’re building a pond, there are lots of options available, from RPE liners to EPDM, HPDE, and even rigid plastic pond liners.

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Best Materials for Pond Liners

If you’re thinking of building a pond, whether it’s a small garden pond or something larger, you’ll find that there are a variety of pond liner materials available.

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10 Reasons Not to Use Preformed Pond Liners

On the surface, it seems like a preformed pond liner might be the best choice. 

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Tailings vs Interburden vs Overburden

While overburden represents the largest single stream of waste generated by most surface mining operations, it’s far from the only material that needs special handling on the site.

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Liner Selection for Overburden Containment

Containment of any material produced during mining begins with a geomembrane. 

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Why is Overburden Difficult to Contain?

While the term overburden may indicate a uniform composition and standard features, the actual material is anything but constant.

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Overburden Removal Cost and How Containment Affects It

While the term overburden may refer to practically any amount of material lying over a valuable deposit, it tends to include hundreds of thousands of tons per mining site. 

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Risks of Mishandling Overburden Material

Mining is necessary to extract the essential ores, oil, and coal we rely on every day. 

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Potential Uses for Overburden

Many industries start out producing large volumes of what appears to be waste material, only to discover many uses for it as time goes by. 

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Careful Overburden Handling is Key to Oil Sands Success

With oil sand mining facilities producing some of the largest volumes of overburden today, it represents a part of the industry that has a larger than usual impact on the environment. 

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How is Overburden Produced?

Overburden is a natural consequence of almost all mining procedures. 

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Agricultural, Livestock, and Irrigation Ponds in California

Aside from decorative backyard ponds, new irrigation and livestock ponds account for the majority of the new water features put in each year in California. 

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