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Experience and Knowledge

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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

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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. 


  

SEPTEMBER 2019: With hurricane season approaching (and the 8th anniversary of Vermont bashing Hurricane Irene just past), thoughts of flood management should occur to pond owners. Especially, discharging high pond water requires a properly functioning spillway. What follows is a review of the basic types of pond spillway, and their pros and cons especially regarding flood waters. To check out earthen spillways, pipe spillways, and in-line structures and flood control, click here.

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Featured book

Earth Ponds A to Z by Tim Matson, Countryman Press

Earth Ponds A-Z Encyclopedia

"Aside from some particularly thoughtful frogs and phragmites, no one on earth knows more about ponds than Tim Matson. His books have counseled and consoled me through the digging of two ponds, making a daunting process far more interesting and pleasurable than it deserved to be. His... A to Z Encyclopedia is the ultimate pond-owner's companion, brimming with sound advice, smart suggestions, and answers to ancient riddles. But this book doesn't only instruct -- there's delight here too." Michael Pollan,

author of the Botany of Desire, Cooked, How to Change Your Mind, and more.

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