Fisheries and Pond Management Extension

Pond Construction and Permit Information 2017-07-06T14:14:37+00:00

Pond Construction and Permit Information

Pond Design and Construction – (NRCS)

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) publication “Ponds – Planning, Design, Construction” (Agriculture Handbook 590) contains detailed information on design surveys, site selection, drainage area, pond layouts, soil analysis and spillway construction. Contact your county NRCS office to obtain a copy.

Wetlands Permits

Permit information and requirements for pond construction that may affect streams or wetland areas can be obtained from the Department of the Army, Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers, P. 0. Box 1890, Wilmington, NC 28402-1890 (phone: 910-251-4511, fax: 910-251-4025).

Dam Safety

Information on dam safety and permit requirements is available from the North Carolina DENR Land Quality Section, Dam Safety Program, P.O. Box 27687, Raleigh, NC 27611-7687 (919-733-4574).