Just had a new pond dug

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  1. Sallysue

    Sallysue New Member

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    Not really a pond but a long slough that I have no control over it What would be the best stuff I could plant in it for ducks I live in the middle of Texas The deepest it will ever get is maybe 4 or 5 foot Thanks
     
  2. DisplacedDuck

    DisplacedDuck Senior Refuge Member

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    When you say you have no control over it, what do you mean? Do you mean ownership or water control?
     
  3. Sallysue

    Sallysue New Member

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    Water depend on the rain but it get drainage from both direction when it does rains and I do own it
     
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    DisplacedDuck Senior Refuge Member

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    What is its typical depth? Does it stay that depth year round or will the banks dry out considerably in summer?
     
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    smashdn Elite Refuge Member

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    Corn
    Rice
    Jap Millet

    ^ Provided it gets dry enough.
    If it stays wet then you're in duck potato, sago, coontail territory. And much harder to get started and established.

    If it is a natural slough you might just disc it when it gets dry and see what pops up.
     
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  6. Sallysue

    Sallysue New Member

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    Thanks and help is appriciated
     
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    The depth changes
     

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