I bought some ground late last year to duck hunt. There is a 7 acre pool that has grown up about half in willows. I took out about an acre of the willows this past summer with my skid loader. Didn’t have time to get all of em and planning on taking the rest out next summer when it dries. I want to get all the roots out and disc and pack to get a solid bottom. I pumped it up from the well last week , not holding water real well. I know it’s probly several things but my question is , has any one dealt with willows in their pool ? And how do they affect water seaping out. The levy doesn’t have any willows on or close to it. Looking for some thoughts on how much water is lost through the roots ? It is bottom land missouri.