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close this bookBetter Farming Series 35 - Better Freshwater Fish Farming: Further Improvement (FAO, 1986, 61 p.)
close this folderBringing water to your ponds
View the documentRaising the level of your water supply
View the documentDigging a supply ditch
View the documentDigging a return ditch
View the documentControlling the water in your supply ditch
View the documentFilling your ponds
View the documentHow to fill your ponds

How to fill your ponds

Ponds are filled one by one

· The first pond

1 close outlet
2 close sluice at corner of inlet ditch
3 open inlet sluice
4 open sluice at stream one board at a time

· The first pond will begin to fill
· Prepare the second pond

5 close outlet
6 close sluice at corner of inlet ditch
7 open inlet sluice

· When the first pond is full close the inlet sluice (3) and open the sluice at corner of inlet ditch (2)
· The second pond will begin to fill
· Continue to do this until all ponds are full


Make sure that some water is always running down the supply ditch and Into each of your ponds so that they will always be full.