Confirm you are responsibly choosing the appropriate location to build your pond and lake by considering how it will affect its surroundings and natural environment.
Generally speaking, it is common knowledge that any manmade structure will always initially have impacts on its surroundings.
Ponds and Lakes can be a positive addition to the environment when planned and built correctly. Avoiding as many negative impacts as possible is ideal for a successful pond or lake.
Important Environmental Impacts topics to consider:
- Current wildlife impact
- Impacts of nearby bodies of water
- Pollution Risks
By understanding the purpose, scope (size), and travel of your pond/lake, you will have a rough plan of your ideal pond or lake location.
From there, you may improve your plan further by specifying what environmental impacts it will have, giving consideration to what you want the pond or lake for, the desired areas, and the size of your pond/lake.