Help! Dropping Water level

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Help! Dropping Water level

Post by Secret » Mon, 30 Aug 1999 04:00:00



Help!  Out of nowhere my pond's water level is dropping.  I've determined that
it's related to the waterfall but I can detect no obvious leaking.   But there
is some splashing on the rocks at the edge of the pond.  It's very "fine",
though, just enough to make them wet all the time.  Is that enough to cause
water loss?  

Also I've had the pond since May and this has just started.  It was suggested
to me that a large number of Hyacinths in the top of my falls could be causing
water diversion so I've thinned them out.  Rate of water loss has slowed but
it's still dropping (1/2 to 1 inch over 12 hours).

My pond is about 6'X8', 27" deep in the center and it's completely lined with
smooth rocks.  I think a leak in the liner is unlikely.  With the pump turned
off there seemed to be no appreciable drop in the water level.


Thanks to all ponders!

 
 
 

Help! Dropping Water level

Post by Sherman Dunna » Mon, 30 Aug 1999 04:00:00


I had the same symptom.  I tracked it down to the top edge of my stream.
Some debris had lodged there causing the water from the top pool (really
small, about 2' by 10" deep) to spill out onto the ground.  I removed the
debris and everything was fine.  When the problem happened again I traced it
to the plants, hyacinths and water lettuce also blocking the stream.

I would completely remove any plants from the top of your waterfall and
stream if you have one and see if the water level remains constant.  If so
then your plants are diverting water over the side.

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Quote:

>Help!  Out of nowhere my pond's water level is dropping.  I've determined
that
>it's related to the waterfall but I can detect no obvious leaking.   But
there
>is some splashing on the rocks at the edge of the pond.  It's very "fine",
>though, just enough to make them wet all the time.  Is that enough to cause
>water loss?

>Also I've had the pond since May and this has just started.  It was
suggested
>to me that a large number of Hyacinths in the top of my falls could be
causing
>water diversion so I've thinned them out.  Rate of water loss has slowed
but
>it's still dropping (1/2 to 1 inch over 12 hours).

>My pond is about 6'X8', 27" deep in the center and it's completely lined
with
>smooth rocks.  I think a leak in the liner is unlikely.  With the pump
turned
>off there seemed to be no appreciable drop in the water level.


>Thanks to all ponders!