Pond spillway

I spent most of the weekend building a more erosion resistant spillway for the lower pond. Given the recent flooding (6/28 and 7/12) we have experienced the pond has done quite well. The overflow is quite broad and new grass has started, although it doesn’t have a great root system yet.

This weekend I dug a shallow trench and then smoothed and broadened it with a garden rake – about 2 hours work. Then I picked rock, helped on Sunday by Billie Jo and filled the shallow trench – about 7 hours of rock picking. The product needs some cleanup and fine tuning, but largely looks like the picture below.

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