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How high is the water?

Posted by lilosophie none (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 5, 12 at 13:00

A picture of the pond as it is in winter, spring and early summer, paddling the boat around next one is recent


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The current puddle - no boating -


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So for scale, the top one, the grasses (which are in the foreground on the bottom one) are under water?! If so, that looks to be quite a bit different. How many feet? Or am I completely offbase?


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If you mean the reeds in the bottom one, yes, they are almost totally submerged - the brown weeds sticking out of the water
are their tops (they brown out in winter). I am not sure how many feed depth.
When full - top picture - the water covers a bit more than an acre, when a puddle, perhaps city lot, and shallow.


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  • Posted by mwheel East. WV-Z.6 (My Page) on
    Fri, Oct 5, 12 at 18:10

Lilo, what amount of precipation will be needed to bring the pond back to its usual size/depth? Looks as if it might take quite a bit. Is that your house at the top of the hill? If so, you have a nice amount of privacy.


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I have same question as mwheel.Another question is, where do you get water for your house use and where do you get water for your animals?


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Lilo, would you give an update on your daughter. I have thought of her so often.


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Good morning
To bring the pond up to top level, it takes enough rain to get the seasonal creek running, it feeds the pond. I look to three or four storms in a weeks time, about 4" total rainfall to get it going. The creek feeds the pond until it dries up in late May, if we are lucky in June, if it's a dry year as early as April, then evaporation sets in and the pond shrinks little by little, it's also spring-fed, so it doesn't dry all the way up.
For house-water and garden/animals we have a well, pretty reliable, although now we need to be careful not to run too much water at once.


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Thanks for explaining, lilo. I live with city water, turn the tap on and the water flows. I have no experience with alternate water sources.
I'm really curious about "well water". How does that work?


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Lilo, when I saw the title all I could think of
was that Johnny Cash song. "How High's the Water, Mama?"

I miss the lake and my boats. I miss the wildlife most of all.


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Would love to have the lake, high and low water. I miss water. Here on our high plateau running water is scarce, the ponds mostly privately owned by farmers and the couple of lakes too far for a daily stroll.
Like gabriell, I too wonder how Joann is doing. Hope she healed without complications.


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