About 10 years ago the dam at Acorn was broken to drain the pond for dredging. Unfortunately, after the dam was broken the guy who opened the dam left and the pond was allowed to sit, mostly drained for a number of years.
Last fall and winter several hard working acorners spent some time clearing out all the 10 year old trees and brush that had grown up below the ponds old water line.
Once it was dry enough this spring we hired a man down the road (who actually first dug the pond 50 years ago!) to dredge the pond and rebuild the dam.
Now that the pond is all put together structurally, we just need to do some landscaping, and wait for the pond to fill.