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Pond Gleying Resources

 
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Hi All,

I'm trying to find studies done on pond gleying. All the resources I found on it are from permaculture forums, but that isn't good enough to convince me (no offense everyone)...anyone know of any studies?

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congrats on not being easy to convince (im too lazy to cross check everything lol)

i dont have anything for you but just thought id congratulate you:)
 
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Thanks! Well...seems like no one has any resources on it. I guess this is an area that needs more research. I'll post here if I ever get around to studying it or find a study myself.
 
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Thanks Wyomiles,

But those links just talk about the process of gleying as I had learned about it in school- the process of water-logged soils becoming oxygen depleted and thereby turning grey from the iron and such. The only way I can see this possibly helping seal a pond is that clay particulate settle to a particular horizon in the soil profile. However, this clay is not compacted or anything - it's just there in larger quantities than when it's spread over the entire soil. I guess that's better than nothing, but you still get leakage and what gleying is supposed to do is prevent that.

So far I am becoming less convinced that gleying really has the affect of sealing the pond from water loss. I think if I have to seal a pond, I'll go for compacted clay.

I appreciate your help.
 
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