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#121755 - 06/12/08 02:15 PM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Bruce Condello]
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We had 1.95" last night at the pond and the water level has come up 10-12", that's 2-3 million gallons of extra water and we were full to the rim already. Any more water and it's likely to start going around the low corner of the dam.

Bruce, the water level early this morning was just 5" below the top of the retaining wall near the house. \:o
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#121956 - 06/15/08 12:25 AM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Bruce Condello]
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Image from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


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#121974 - 06/15/08 01:36 PM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Bruce Condello]
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Wow, that is sad.
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#121975 - 06/15/08 01:37 PM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: jeffhasapond]
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The water crested at 12 feet above the all time record.
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#121976 - 06/15/08 01:38 PM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: jeffhasapond]
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Shorty, you've got water going over your emergency spillway right?
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#122024 - 06/16/08 06:52 AM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: GW]
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I heard yesterday that 88 out of their 93 counties are flooded.
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#122038 - 06/16/08 11:28 AM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Shorty, you've got water going over your emergency spillway right?


Yep! \:\( The water was 10-12" above the top of the spillway last week but has gone down. The ground is extremely saturated here in southeastern NE, we have officially had 6" plus of rain in June so far. We had another inch of rain yesterday morning and the water came up 5 inches, I did install a BG retainer screen last week on the splillway we have not lost very many fish like we did last year.
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#122289 - 06/19/08 06:47 AM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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 Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson1
I heard yesterday that 88 out of their 93 counties are flooded.

...declared disaster zones.
They called in the Coast Guard for assistance. They have special shallow-draft boats.
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#122290 - 06/19/08 06:49 AM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Brettski]
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Hey Bing...
You're kinda in the general latitude of some of the worst storm tracks. How did you fare?
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#122298 - 06/19/08 08:33 AM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Brettski]
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Bski, have you made it to LNP yet to see how you faired all that rain?
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#122309 - 06/19/08 09:49 AM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Theo Gallus]
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I went there last weekend. It hadn't rained for 3 or 4 days, but that last rain was another strangler.
With the last gulley washer 3 days past, the pond was 3" over normal pool. The trash guard at the spillway pipe was clear. The output end of the spillway pipe was running like a babbling brook over the large rocks we placed to stop wash-out.
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Yep, big smiles; working like a charm.
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#122320 - 06/19/08 11:06 AM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Brettski]
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Bski, how's the KOOK drainage box under the road working out? Originally the crochet set.
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#122322 - 06/19/08 11:27 AM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: rockytopper]
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 Originally Posted By: rockytopper
Bski, how's the KOOK drainage box under the road working out? Originally the crochet set.

Dang, RT, I'm not sure whether that's the right word or the wrong word.

Bski could make either one of these from rebar:
Crochet


Croquet

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#122323 - 06/19/08 11:33 AM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: rockytopper]
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 Originally Posted By: rockytopper
Bski, how's the KOOK drainage box under the road working out? Originally the crochet set.

I have been holding back on adding the next post on the kooky engineering thread. I have a set of 4 metal trash guards that need to be painted and installed to call it complete. Until I do so, I have been using the croquet pins and unsightly brush piles to hold back the leaves and krap. So far, particularly with all this rain, it is working great. Ultimately, I believe the unsightly brush piles are the key to successfully re-inventing the wheel.
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#122329 - 06/19/08 12:10 PM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Brettski]
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Perhaps you could replace the brush piles with riprap like you put on your drainge area on the dam and house pad.

Theo I can't spell as you can see I barely passed that class in school. I had a 50/50 change with spell check and It appears I lost.
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#122330 - 06/19/08 12:10 PM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Brettski]
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Bski: Thanks for asking. Although we are about 17 inches of rain above normal for the year, Bingaman's Lake Farm is doing well. Thanks to Dave "Mongo" Sefton's excellent dirt work and some input from Lusk, my spillway was changed a year or two ago to do a much better job of handling runoff. The pond is full, but I am lucky enough that even in a dry year it only drops about eight inches. The nearest river flooding to me is about eight miles away in the Kaskaskia river bottom near Vandalia. That area is mid-way between two lakes, Carlyle to the south and Shelbyville to the north.

It doesn't look good for crops in that entire bottom area. No residential or town flooding, but the crop land looks like a lake.

Even some of the flat land farmers have had to plant corn or soybeans three or four times because after they plant they have a soaker that destroys the seeds. My "farm" is planted in an Oak and Walnut forest which is only about 10 years old, so it will be some time before I see a harvest. Wet years are probably a lot better for me than for others.

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#137131 - 10/26/08 12:02 PM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Bruce Condello]
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#137224 - 10/27/08 11:17 AM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Bruce Condello]
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remarkable shot bruce, do you take credit for this?
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#137278 - 10/27/08 07:44 PM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: dave in el dorado ca]
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Yes, but I shouldn't, 'cause I didn't. ;\)
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#137293 - 10/27/08 08:51 PM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Bruce Condello]
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He didn't take this one either. I think it was Sunil.
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#322422 - 02/17/13 10:47 PM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Bruce Condello]
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Just saw a forecast for Lincoln, and all of Eastern Nebraska for 18 inches of snow on Thursday!! Crikey!
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#322429 - 02/17/13 11:33 PM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Bruce Condello]
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They haven't said anything about storm totals here, in fact, they still haven't made up their mind on whether it'll be snow or rain. Either way, we need the moisture!
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#322435 - 02/18/13 01:18 AM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Bruce Condello]
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They say we could get an inch of rain. I forgot what that looks like....

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#322541 - 02/18/13 08:19 PM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Bruce Condello]
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Still hearing 1 foot or more.
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#322544 - 02/18/13 08:26 PM Re: Lookin' down the tunnel [Re: Bruce Condello]
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Chance of 18 or more inches on Thursday.

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