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#101585 - 11/08/07 02:58 PM Help - I need rain and lots of it.
Pottsy Offline
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Since this is the help section and I need help I thought I'd post this here.

I need rain, lots of it, four or more feet of it in fact. Or at least enough in my drainage ditch for me to pump 1,303,392 gallons into the pond before freeze up. Yikes!

So if anyone can spare some rain, I will gladly accept it.
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#101595 - 11/08/07 07:00 PM Re: Help - I need rain and lots of it. [Re: Pottsy]
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Dang, I wish you had asked earlier in the year. I had some surplus that I would have gladly sent you. Now, I'm down about 30 inches in my water holes and am again scanning the skies.
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#101598 - 11/08/07 07:40 PM Re: Help - I need rain and lots of it. [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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alot you guys already know this, but for the newcomers....we have a total of 1.7 inches on the new "wet season" which officially started 7/1/07.

we were teased in early october w/ about 1.5 inches (of that 1.7 total) over a couple weeks. that was the first rain since May 14 2007. we've been dry since and my pond is about 7 feet down. the pond, its owner, and its inhabitants are direly.....eagerly.... waiting for the first gully washer.
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#101599 - 11/08/07 07:44 PM Re: Help - I need rain and lots of it. [Re: dave in el dorado ca]
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When does the wet season end?
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#101604 - 11/08/07 08:14 PM Re: Help - I need rain and lots of it. [Re: Bruce Condello]
dave in el dorado ca Offline
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june 30th of course \:\)

its an arbitrary cutoff date assigned some years ago by the CA Dept. of Water Resources (DWR).....the last normal rains usually end in april, sometimes may, rarely june.

the first normal rains of the wet season dont usually start until December, sometimes november, rarely october.
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#101606 - 11/08/07 08:21 PM Re: Help - I need rain and lots of it. [Re: dave in el dorado ca]
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Heck, I'm ready for rain here. The old pond remains 2 feet low and if the new pond filled up now, I'd be OK with it.

Anybody know the import/export laws for taking 1.3 million gallons of water into Canada?
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#101610 - 11/08/07 08:59 PM Re: Help - I need rain and lots of it. [Re: Theo Gallus]
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To be fair and magnanimous, we might try to divert our selfish water desires to places like Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona.
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#101614 - 11/08/07 10:14 PM Re: Help - I need rain and lots of it. [Re: Brettski]
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Please, we'll send you Jimmy Carter..........
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#101645 - 11/09/07 11:04 AM Re: Help - I need rain and lots of it. [Re: Theo Gallus]
Pottsy Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Theo Gallus
Heck, I'm ready for rain here. The old pond remains 2 feet low and if the new pond filled up now, I'd be OK with it.

Anybody know the import/export laws for taking 1.3 million gallons of water into Canada?


Certainly little more then that slip of paper you put on parcels at the post office no?
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#101649 - 11/09/07 11:40 AM Re: Help - I need rain and lots of it. [Re: Pottsy]
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Pottsy:

I attempted a trial shipment of water yesterday.

Apparently, the Post Office no longer recommends wrapping parcels in brown paper tied with string for good reason.
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#101655 - 11/09/07 12:43 PM Re: Help - I need rain and lots of it. [Re: Theo Gallus]
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 Originally Posted By: Theo Gallus
Heck, I'm ready for rain here. The old pond remains 2 feet low and if the new pond filled up now, I'd be OK with it.


Dave and I see your 2 feet at raise you 5 feet (or should that be lower you 5 feet? I don't know I was never good at poker).

I figure between the two of us Dave and I need about 6,865,681 gallons to bring us back to normal (give or take a few thousand gallons). Sending it to California should avoid all of the Canadian customs forms. We are ready, willing and able to give you Britney Spears as an even trade. Heck we may even throw in Paris Hilton if you express ship it to us.
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#101667 - 11/09/07 02:15 PM Re: Help - I need rain and lots of it. [Re: jeffhasapond]
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You've convinced, me, JHAP. I'm sending you (and DIED) your water before I send any to Pottsy.

Keep Britney and Paris. Please.
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#101673 - 11/09/07 04:54 PM Re: Help - I need rain and lots of it. [Re: Theo Gallus]
Pottsy Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Theo Gallus
Pottsy:

I attempted a trial shipment of water yesterday.

Apparently, the Post Office no longer recommends wrapping parcels in brown paper tied with string for good reason.


But did you try wax paper? Clearly that would eliviate much of the Postal concern.
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#101682 - 11/09/07 08:42 PM Re: Help - I need rain and lots of it. [Re: Pottsy]
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non-CA ziplocs theo, send it in non-CA ziplocks, then i can re-use them for freezing fish \:\)

i wuz gonna offer the governator, but you cant have him, he's actually doin a pretty good job.
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