Stream to waterfall

Hi, a friend of mine has a small stream in his back yard. It's not very strong. If I had to guess I would say it has twice the amount of water of an average shower. Also, the slope is rather flat, do it's relatively slow.
Question: could you provide or help me find some info on how to turn it into something like a waterfall? A 6' drop would be nice!
Many thanks in advance!
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On 7/4/2015 9:34 AM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

I'd look in yellow pages under landscaping.
Sure, a six foot drop (as you request) might be possible. Can't see it from here.
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On 7/4/2015 9:34 AM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

You already have a bulldozer? That would simplify the re-grading needed to get the drop.
Consider getting a dump truck too. No rush though, it will probably take a couple of years to get the permits you need to change the stream flow. The engineering study can be done in less than six months.
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On Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 10:26:34 AM UTC-4, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

That's what I was thinking at first too, ie that it's a joke. But I think the OP my mean creating an artificial waterfall with rocks, etc and using the stream water via a pump to make it flow over it. IDK how it would look, integrate in etc.

Thought about that too. Likely depends on if it's a real stream and if you're located where such is actually enforced for such a thing, you have neighbors that care, etc. With a flow like a shower, it doesn't sound like much of a real stream.
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On 7/4/2015 11:02 AM, trader_4 wrote:

Could be from a natural spring up the road. Probably get sued by Poland Springs if he touches it.
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Under the new rules, that is now a "navigable water of the U.S.". No can do.
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Altering a stream here in New Jersey would get you in a lot of trouble. Better check with the town, county, and state before digging.
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Yep, hard to mess with streams, you don't really own them they don't start on your property or stop either.
If it was mine, I might move around a couple of rocks to create small pools, and little runoffs, but don't do anything that has a large impact on the water flow or looks man made. I believe you can keep trash out and stuff like that without worry, but I'm not a lawyer.
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Two ways...
1. Get an hydraulic excavator and dig out a LOT of dirt DOWNSTREAM of where you want your waterfall.
2. Build a largish lock UPSTREAM and pump water up to it. You could automate the pump with a float...when the float drops to a predetermined level, the pump is actuated, the lock fills and when it gets to where it should be, the pump shuts off.
Whoops, just thought of a third way...differential tectonic upheaval but you'd have no control over that :)
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