Evaporation in a small pond

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Pond is 13" x 4ft x 20" dp. 600 Gal. Water Temp 45Deg. Air Temp for the past 3 day's was 55 Deg. In two days the pond went down 1/2". Is this about right or do i have a leak? One waterfall running 24/7
 
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Do you see water or wet spots that might indicate water was being channeled?

What has your trend been so far since having this pond? Is this the first time you’ve noticed a decrease?

Chances are,you’re fine, but keep an eye on it. Monitor trends.
 
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I am trying to raise the water level. So i added water until i found the lowest point in the pond. After the water leveled off i took photos of the water level on the stones. In two days the water dropped 1/2". I hoped it was only evaporation. Is that possible?
 
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Check hose fittings to be sure there are no leaks. Ponds can easily lose 1/2 inch of water on windy and sunny days.
 

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I am trying to raise the water level. So i added water until i found the lowest point in the pond. After the water leveled off i took photos of the water level on the stones. In two days the water dropped 1/2". I hoped it was only evaporation. Is that possible?
Yes, it’s possible, and a small pond will show it faster than a larger pond.

Not sure what you meant “I added water until I found the lowest point in the pond.”

Taking pics is a good way to keep up with it — it’s easy to compare them. Maybe note on your pics the date and weather conditions at the time.
 
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I added water to see where the lowest part of the pond was. So I built up that area so I could rarai the pond depth. I took photos and in 3 days it droped 1/2".No overflow was found.
 
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A 1/2 inch drop in three days would not concern me. Seems very normal. I get that with my ponds. Especially if it is windy.
 
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Just an idea. Is there a way to keep the water level at the same level using some kind of device similer to the one used in a skimmer?
 
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Do you have frogs? I thought I had a leak. Turned off the pump and added about 50 gallons. A couple days later the water level went down and added another 50 gallons. The water level has been stable last couple of days and there hasn’t been rain.

In the past week Its gotten warm and I noticed the frogs are more active. I thinks the frogs emerging from hibernation from the bottom of my pond, plus the activity of jumping in and out of the pond (splashing) has lead to the water level going down. The pond is covered with netting so a large animal is not responsible.
 
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I thinks the frogs emerging from hibernation from the bottom of my pond, plus the activity of jumping in and out of the pond (splashing) has lead to the water level going down.

Frogs? Just how many frogs do you have? I don't think a few frogs jumping in and out of your pond would make much of a difference... unless we're talking about a very tiny pond.
 

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