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    Looking to improve my pond

    I have about a 3acer pond that im looking to improve on. I have put out a few wood duck boxes and a couple mallard tubes but what kind of food sorces can iI put around the pond to help year round?? And I am in Michigan.

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    Do the water levels fluctuate much? IE can you plant something and rain water naturally flood it somewhat?
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    Looking to improve my pond

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punk Kid View Post
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    Looking to improve my pond

    Smartweed is a good food source

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    No way to raise the water level unless I get alot of rain.

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    Re: Looking to improve my pond

    Pumping is not an option?

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    Millet is good
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    No pumping is not a option at this time. But I think I have a plan in mind come spring that just might give me that option.

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    do you have enough land around the pond to build a wetland you could plant then flood using water from the pond?
    The food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever.

    Meanwhile, the Park Service, also part of the Department of Agriculture, asks us to "please do not feed the animals" because the animals may grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves.

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    duckweed or millet and if you have the cash building a blind would hurt
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    Of possible build a levee across a shallow part with a stop gate in it to control water level in said part. When this is done you will have a controlled area that you can plant whatever crop u see fit then flood from the pond to desired depth. It is an undertaking to do but should have quite the reward.
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