This pond is man made, basicly if you want the pond to not drain away you need a source of water. This pond is spring fed and used to be a swamp. The pond is stocked with trout, and also homes turtles, frogs, ducks, tadpoles, minnows. You'll see toads and garter snakes around the pond. Once in a while a beaver or otter will try to make it's home in the pond but they are discouraged from doing this.