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Ponds

Q. Are ponds considered "surface water?" (Posted April 1, 2003)

A. If water has never been known to exit the pond via an overflow or spillway, the pond is "isolated" (as opposed to "continuous") and does not have to be considered as surface water. If water exits the pond at any time, it is considered surface water. If in doubt, call it surface water. (Source: Dr. Frank Coale, Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Technology, UMCP)

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