Learn how to develop and manage a new fishing pond, manage an old pond, and solve common pond problems.
Missouri is a “pond” state with over 300,000 privately owned ponds and lakes. These ponds provide a source of water for humans, livestock, crops, and fish. A good pond needs not only careful planning and good construction, but also must be maintained and cared for. This section provides information on how to construct and maintain ponds to withstand erosion and to have quality water throughout the year.