August 2008
Pond of the Month
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A New Haven Wildlife Magnet

The current view from Harold Pohl's front door

Harold Pohl transformed an unexciting hillside view into one with streams full of waterfalls, and a mill, with the water falling into a pond containing lilies and fish. It attracted wildlife too!


- Owner: Harold Pohl
- Location: New Haven, Missouri
- Designed and constructed by:
Living Water Creations, Inc. (2005)
Owner added a pondless stream (2007)
- Size:
1) 11' x 26' pond with two 40' streams and 13 waterfalls
2) Pondless system with a 20' stream and three waterfalls.
- Equipment: Aquascape systems with two 7500, one 3000 and one 1500 gph pumps.
- Special Features: Double stream forming an island with a large pond at the base and a pondless stream with many weathered boulders and tons of weathered field stones, Canadian Cobblers, Rio Blanca Cobblers and Iowa Lake Rocks. Finished with cedar mulch and many plants.

My home is in a sloping wooded area and the view from my front window was a hill covered with grass. Not much to get excited about. I'd seen some articles on water gardens and contacted Living Water Creations, a local company specializing in water gardens. The sloping land was very exciting to them, so together we planned a double stream forming an island with a large pond at the base.

Being in the country, surrounded by woods I have a lot of wildlife enjoying my garden.

Squirrel at home in Harold Pohl's stream-side mill

Some are welcome, some are not.


This past winter I lost all of my twenty-one Koi and goldfish to a family of raccoons. So now I have new fish.


Did the raccoons leave any fish for us?


This frog welcomes visitors coming up the walk.


What better place for a mill than by the stream? (The water wheel turns, as you can see in the picture with the squirrel.)

Third Stream

In 2007, I added a pondless third stream with three waterfalls