Lost Pond to Sinkhole

Discussion in 'Habitat Improvement' started by jtcain02, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. jtcain02

    jtcain02 6 pointer

    112
    11
    Aug 20, 2011
    One of best hunting spots has gone dry this year due to a sinkhole that formed in one corner. It was never very deep (2-3 foot max) and was really just a low spot in the field but it almost always had water in it. After all the rain we got in the spring we came to check it and found that it was dry and that a sinkhole had formed in it. The sinkhole is roughly 6 foot in diameter and approximately 3 foot deep. My question is... could i possibly fill the hole with a foot or so of bentonite and then fill the rest in with clay or is the only way to repair it to dig it all the way to the throat? We do not own the farm but we do have permission to try and fill the hole. But I am guessing that digging a 30 foot hole in their field is more than likely out of the question. Thanks for any help guys! I'd sure love to get this hole back!
     
  2. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    10,286
    3,009
    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    You could put plastic in the bottom of the hole. Cover with clay an pack it good
     
  3. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

    7,424
    2,849
    Jan 13, 2012
    Shelby county
    My friends pond done the same this fall. Big sink hole. He hired a dozer guy to come in to fix it. He cut it way down till he hit kind of solid spot. Then stated putting the clay to it. Each layer he would walk it in good with dozer. Then add another layer. Kept that up till he had built up a solid clay bottom. The next week we got a heavy rain. Pond filled up. So for 5 months now it is holding. Cost him 2 grand to get that done. Not a bad price to save a pond.
     
  4. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

    6,006
    4,360
    Nov 17, 2007
    Ky
    Thats cheap. How many days/ hours did the dozer run?
     
  5. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

    7,424
    2,849
    Jan 13, 2012
    Shelby county
    2 days. 18 hours on the dozer.
     
    carnivore likes this.
  6. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

    6,006
    4,360
    Nov 17, 2007
    Ky
    I think he done good. Assuming it holds of course.
     
  7. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

    7,424
    2,849
    Jan 13, 2012
    Shelby county
    So far so good. Deeper now than it was before.
     
  8. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

    2,377
    1,238
    Apr 7, 2015
    KY
    Most of that cost was prolly the clay or was it already on site?
     
  9. jtcain02

    jtcain02 6 pointer

    112
    11
    Aug 20, 2011
    Looks like I will have to chalk it up as a loss then. Don't see the farmer letting me drive a dozer through his wheat field to work on a sinkhole lol.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice