Pond Construction and Permit Information
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.
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).
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).