Pond-Less Waterfalls
Adding a pond-less waterfall to your landscape will provide a low maintenance way to enjoy both the sound and look of a natural waterfall. Without the option of adding fish, it can easily be turned off for extensive periods of time such as during the winter or while on vacation. Many aquatic plants can also be added to help decorate your water-scape.
Small Pond-Less Waterfalls

Medium Pond-Less Waterfall

Large Pond-Less Waterfall

Calculating pond-less reservoir size

First calculate the amount of water that will be in the waterfall/stream.

Multiply length x width x .33 x 7.48 = Gallons of water in waterfall/stream.

The volume of the reservoir needs to be 2 to 3 times the amount of water in the waterfall/stream. The gravel in the reservoir displaces approximate 60% of the water volume.

To determine the water volume of a pond-less reservoir,

Multiply length x width x depth x .4 x 7.48 = gallons in reservoir.