Hi Martin, I live in Alaska on 5 acres and I want to build a lake about 1/2 acre in size.
The terrain is flat with a stream and two springs on either side of the proposed site.
The base is rock and sand.
You may have misunderstood my question...the stream would not flow into the lake, but
the springs I mentioned could (we can't divert streams here either, Salmon spawning
area). Would I divert the water from the lake back toward the creek from overflow? We are planning to dig, but the Springs should fill the lake (accounting for rain and melt off).
But should I trench from the lake to the stream to prevent overflow?