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!
On 7/4/2015 9:34 AM, email@example.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.
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.
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.
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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