As you gaze at this koi pond you can hear it's quieting white noise of the water cascading, smell the tropical humus of the soil, and feel and breathe in the moist humidity of the subtle mist. It is a space that soothes the soul. McC
If your property has some serious water drainage issues and no way to neatly guiding it away from your house, then try expanding the scale of a dry creek bed idea. Same rules apply, but having a massive dry creek river will surely handle the abundant water flow.