Pond Design Part 1 (Frog Pond and Natural Fish Pond)

Pond Design Part 1


Features of Design

-Water harvesting swales on contour are denoted with the blue lines on contour.


-Surface drains are denoted with small blue boxes. There are (3) surface drains directly behind my house to catch this runoff, so it can be moved to the side of the house where it is deposited into the frog pond.


-The broken blue lines represent diversion drains and overflow drains. There is a diversion drain connected to the surface drains to move water to the frog pond. There is an overflow drain in the frog pond, so when it overflows it will be deposited into the last downhill swale that is also attached to the large fish pond. There are (2) diversion drains attached to swales that go under the driveway and deposit excess water into the fish pond. There is also a small diversion drain from the overflow pipe for the rainwater catchment that will be deposited into the last swale that also connects to the fish pond.


-The frog pond is of course going to be for frogs, but it will also be an insectary and a water plant pond. The frog pond is denoted with a number 1.


-There is a large dam on the downhill side of the fish pond.


-An * denotes the location of the overflow pipe from the rooftop rainwater catchment and the open loop geothermal.


-Number (2) denotes the location of the fish pond or natural pond.


-Numbers 3, 4, and 5 represent possible alternative pond sites. All sites will be tested to determine water holding capability.

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