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    Default Questions about farm ponds.

    I'm going to add a small pond in my farm scene for the dairy cows.
    Anybody know how big and deep one should be?

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    As farm ponds can come in an infinite variety of sizes and depths, I suspect that this is one of those 'How long is a peice of string' type of questions. However, all is not lost. If you type 'Farm Pond dimensions' on 'Google' this bring up two sites 'Images for ponds; dimensions' and 'Pond Measurements, Area, Volume and measurement Time'.

    These may be of use.
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    Maybe you can get some ideas from here https://countrysidenetwork.com/daily...m-pond-design/
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    Thanks for the links. I already searched extensively, which s what I do before asking questions but in looking at your links and searching the exact phrase listed above I did find that I’m probably not needing a full blown pond with fish, etc but rather a “cooling” pond with shade trees adjacent to the grazing pasture. My family on my mothers side we’re all farmers in Wisconsin so I’m surprised I didn’t know that already.

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    Depending on the season you are modeling, you could be realistic and pour BN green over your pond. Algae growth gets pretty bad on them because of fertilizer runoff. Then depth doesn’t matter!
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    Not sure about here, but dams in Australia vary in size and depth depending on the size of the property or paddock/number of animals they need to accommodate. Some are quite large while others may only be 20' or 30' wide and 5' or 6' deep. Dams for animal drinking water are (generally) a little smaller than those used for irrigation purposes.

    At the end of the day there really isn't an answer to your question ... your dam can be as large or as small, as deep or shallow as you want or need it to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago Rail View Post
    Think I’m going to go with something like this.
    Them are some happy lookin' cows, they are...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwh70 View Post
    Them are some happy lookin' cows, they are...
    That ain't no bull.
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    I hear there's a saying in Texas: "Cow-swimming hot"-- A day that's so hot cows will climb in stock tanks, irrigation ditches, ponds, or any body of water they can find to keep cool.
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