freetown fred wrote:
Rain from last night till ???? to be announced
A few yrs back I dug a 3' trench up along the upper pasture headed twds. the pond with a sluice headed to the creek--
Evidently it should have been 4' deep !!!!
You reallly needed to hear that didn't you Fred..................
Yep we had the same issues here. Put the swale in years ago and then realized that it cut off too much water that we needed to flush out the pond. So I cut a channel in it. That led to the water cutting a trench 10' wide by 6' deep into the pond bank. So after a long drought a couple years ago, I dug out the washed in soil from the pond and re-engineered the swale and added a street drain in the swale. That was connected to an 18" corrugated pipe to feed the pond underground. And so far that swale has been breeched but the overflow follows the tree line and is not cutting into the pond banks.
Last summer my MIL wanted to raise the level of the pond, so we filled in the overflow by 1' and capped it off with barn stones. Now with all of this rain, the normal overflow can't handle the volume so it is breeching the other side of the pond. So far no major damage. Time will tell.
Hey everybody, JUST BE GLAD IT ISN'T COLDER AND THIS WAS ALL SNOW. Oh yeah nobody would complain as they would be heating with coal.