Years ago, building a pond in Virginia on a tract of land was fairly uncomplicated. With the efforts to protect the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding wildlife habitats, today, local, state and federal regulations must be met. Our local Natural Resources Conservation Service office and the Army Corps of Engineers in Norfolk have been kind enough to share with us some of the information/regulations pertaining to constructing a pond in Virginia.
Designing a Pond or Lake in Va
Army Corps of Engineers