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any ditch diggers out there?

My wife tells me that our fields and horse arena are under water. Obviously poor drainage, the horse arena has to remain flat and level so i was thinking a french trench with a 4 in perf pipe under 3 in of gravel at the transition line. ( we have black dirt/ sand about 8-12 inches deep then it switches over to a hard/ compacted orange sand) and run it out to the ditchs that go to the road.
The field should be alittle bit easier, just change the grade right? it is about 12 acres and should drain to shallow ditch that runs from its middle to the outside.
What is the shallowest slope I can use? It will eventualy become a hay field, so I dont want a deep ditch to hit with the tractor.
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slope it 1/4 inch per ft to the french drain


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Well got home, assessed the situation, going to need to dig a pond. all the ditchs are full and the water has no place to go. neighbor has a track bucket loader and we are making a atv track whoot bonus

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digging the pond is a great place to get dirt for your track.

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