How to Build a Natural Stream Pond

Tim Matson provides a guide to building a natural stream pond for your property, including pond advice and building diagrams.

[4] Cover the wire mesh with brush and then stones. Anchor the log ends with soil and rocks. Now the notch should be enlarged by cutting back on each log alternately from the center of the spillway until the entire flow of the stream passes through. This opening should be cut during an average low-water period. Add spikes to secure the topside logs. Once the center opening is set, nail down an eight-inch-wide hoard to the two sill logs to cover the exposed wire.