A Guide to Excavated and Embankment Ponds
This engineering online PDH course introduces the two main types of ponds, embankment and excavated. Planning, design, construction, maintenance and safety considerations for the various planned uses of ponds are also introduced.
For centuries landowners have been building ponds for livestock water, aquaculture, irrigation and recreation. More than 2 million ponds have been built in the United States on privately owned land. More will be needed in the future.
The demand for water has increased in recent years, and ponds are one of the most reliable and economical sources of water. Ponds serve a variety of purposes, including water for livestock, irrigation, fish production, field and orchard spraying, fire protection, energy conservation, wildlife habitat, recreation, erosion control, and landscape improvement.
This 8 PDH online course is intended for civil, geotechnical, mechanical, agricultural and structural engineers, as well as other personnel, who are interested in learning more about excavated and embankment ponds.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understanding the difference between embankment and excavated ponds
- Understanding how ponds are used for landscaping, recreation, irrigation, fish production, field & orchard spraying, fire protection, landscape features, waterfowl and other wildlife
- Knowing how to conduct preliminary investigations for pond planning
- Learning how to estimate storm runoff and design minimum depth of the pond
- Familiarizing with pond safety considerations before construction
- Learning how to operate and maintain ponds and ponds safety
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