pics of wetlands & possible homestead

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  1. nana-san

    nana-san Well-Known Member

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    www.flickr.com/photos/griffx4/

    These are pics of the property we are considering buying. IThere are adjacent parcels with elevated building sites on both parcels for a total of 27 acres. It is zoned residential/agricultural. No state or federal regs but creek has a portion that is federally regulated, permit required if we were to fill.

    Pics were taken in the Spring

    river frontage and creek total over 2000 ft.

    Sorry pics aren't in order, still learning :)
     
  2. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    griffithrm doesn't have any photos available to you.
     

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    nana-san Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I'll get right on that :)
     
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    nana-san Well-Known Member

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    ok think I fixed it..
     
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    Yup, it's fixed! It looks like home to me-- I say go for it!! :)
     
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    good luck on getting a permit to do away with wetlands... if thats what your lookn to do. wetlands are federally protected.
     
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    Yep, I can see 'em, looks nice. I'd hate to think what your relatives would have said about my lot! I own 16 acres of impenetrable jungle :)

    Looks like you have done your homework on this land. Go ahead and pull the trigger. As the saying goes, they aren't making any more. I paid "too much" for mine, and glad I did.
     
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    If you have a legal description of the land, or can give me directions using highways and county roads and such, I can look up the soil map for the parcel.
     
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    nana-san Well-Known Member

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    Cabin fever, sent PM


    Thank you.
     
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    Beautiful place! Do those creeks or rivers ever flood? Any setbacks?
     
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    That looks beautiful!
     
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    nana-san Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! No flooding and set back is 100 ft for septic from wetlands. There are some soft spots where the creek and river merge majority is high and dry. building sites are elevated. THe best is that it borders State forest across the way and the wetlands are not State or federally regulated except for a small portion of the creek which we wouldn't have filled.
     
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    Please tell me you're kidding

    Regulations or not, I really hope you're not serious about filling in a creek or wetlands :nono:
     
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    Your soils info is in the mail (e-mail that is)!
     
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    They are not planning to fill it, but they have been doing their homework to make sure they could build there-- this was covered on a different post :)
     
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    Thank you Cabin Fever for the soils report. The buildings sites in place are in the area you suggested. There is loamy, sandy and some clay in the soil. I know need to see how that would affect gardening, fruit trees and whether we would be able to improve parts of the soil that has poor drainage,etc.

    There is also some flooding along the river and creek especially where the two converge.
     
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    No Heather, we will not fill nor dredge any part of the creek or river areas. I was just stating that part of the creek is under federal regs and if we wanted to fill a permit would be required.