Pond Construction

Site Planning and Pond Construction (N.C. Cooperative Extension)
Perhaps the most important aspect of pond management is deciding where and how to build your pond. Many problems can be avoided if the pond is properly designed and constructed.

Ponds: Planning Design, Construction (Natural Resources Conservation Service)
This booklet provides detailed information on design surveys, site selection, drainage area, pond layouts, soil analysis and spillway construction. You can download it here or contact your county NRCS office to obtain a hard copy.