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When mapping out the path of your water feature, consider bends in the stream and waterfall drops. A natural looking stream channel should appear “ageless,” as if it has always been there. To best accomplish this, choose a location with a slope. If you don’t have much of a slope to work with, as an alternative you can choose to create water flowing from a boulder or rock grouping. You can also create a subtle rise in elevation with a well planted landscape berm or rock outcroppings that blur the transition from flat to slope. Note: Make sure that the water feature is following the appropriate length and width determined by the selected system. It is crucial to follow the size restraints for sufficient water storage. To ensure accurate length and width during excavation you can use tools such as marking paint to mark the determined path.

Key Takeaways:

  • Land to be used should be flowing downhill to have the best flow of water.
  • Be sure to dig your reservoir deep enough for the rubber liner, the structural boxes, river rock and the submersible pump.
  • Placement of large rocks on the structural boxes is important so that you get the flow of waterfall that you want

“Dig a large area for the plastic blocks, and include a deeper area for the pump vault.”