Here is the area in Late March 2013. We formed and planted the stream bed in September of 2012. In the picture on the left the large black pipe is the sump pump discharge. The two-inch white pipe to the top contains the electric wire to the pump. The green garden hose carries the water from the pump to the storm sewer. The rocks in the bucket prevent debris from fouling the pump.
The 150-foot stream bed (right) is fully planted and formed. There is still a lot of erosion from overflow, snow melt and heavy rains. We will probably have to do more work here. We will leave the pump in place until the area is filled-out with plants and the soil is secure.