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Ponds are useful for recreation, livestock watering, fire protection, wildlife habitat and for just sitting and enjoying the scenery.

Finding the correct site for a pond requires knowing about the soils in the area and the watershed that will contribute runoff to the pond. Let the technicians at Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation District help you find the right place and the right soils to build the pond. The Ontario County SWCD Fish Stocking Program can help you establish the pond as a favorite family fishing spot.

Proper maintenance is vital if the pond is to serve its purposes well for many years. Connect to Ontario County's Pond Siting and Maintenance Handbook below for more information.