Welcome to earthponds

A resource for pond builders, pond lovers, and home owners.

Why earthponds?

Experience and Knowledge


Tim Matson is an award winning author about ponds, pond design, and pond building.  If you are into pond building, planning to build a pond, or repairing an existing pond, you have come to the right place.  Tim consults with scores of property owners each year, providing advice and counsel at reasonable rates. Photo  by Joe Mehling.

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Monthly Pondology Essays


Each month, Tim writes an original essay about pond maintenance; the latest trends in design; ecological concerns; and wetlands regulations.  NEWS FROM THE WATERFRONT can be delivered directly to you via email.  Use the contact form to sign up for the pondology, or contact Tim about your pond project. 

MAY 2019: Spring flooding and runoff can trigger major erosion and sediment loading in ponds and feeder streams. Add climate change, and higher than average flooding causes higher than average damage. Erosion

and loading can trigger damage to inflow and outflow channels; shallowing of the pond; changes in actual pond shape as sediment

alters the shoreline; growth of aquatic plants and algae in new shallow areas; and water warming due to shallowing and reduced water volume. How do pond owners prevent sedimentation of the pond basin and erosion of inflows and outflows? And the expense of repairs and clean outs? For information on erosion and sediment control, click here. 

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