How to build a pondless waterfall

A hidden reservoir holds the water
Hootenanny Falls, with two cascades. Water flows into the hidden reservoir under the grist mill. A passenger train brings sightseers to the falls while light freight is being shuttled by an old 2-4-2 locomotive.
Don Parker
Recirculating streams and waterfalls do not have to end in ponds or visible pools. Instead, a pondless water feature utilizes a hidden (typically underground) reservoir that contains the recirculating pump and holds all the water needed to fill the waterway.

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