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#495779 - 09/03/18 06:15 AM Finally some rain!
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2414
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
We have gone over 90 days without any rain. Itís finally giving us a little relief. So far a slow soaking rain . I was scooping up water with tractor to give to dogwoods and some red oaks. For some itís to late..... pond is down between 3 and 4í. Havenít seen it that low since it filled in 2014-2015. So far maybe 1/2-3/4Ē rain with more expected...... hereís hoping

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#495783 - 09/03/18 07:16 AM Re: Finally some rain! [Re: Pat Williamson]
Deacon Offline


Registered: 08/27/18
Posts: 1
Loc: Austin, TX
3 months without rain is brutal. Glad you're getting some relief now, Pat.

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#495784 - 09/03/18 07:18 AM Re: Finally some rain! [Re: Pat Williamson]
TGW1 Offline


Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 2494
Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
You got more than I did Pat. Happy for you smile Hay! if you have any extra, please send it my way.
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Do not judge me by the politicians in my City, State or Federal Government.
Thank The Good Lord the government in Washington DC gets little done.
Outlawing guns will make a lot of us down here in the South
Outlaws and proud of it

Tracy

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#495786 - 09/03/18 08:24 AM Re: Finally some rain! [Re: Pat Williamson]
SetterGuy Offline


Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 1313
Loc: NE Missouri
We were incredibly dry here, with our last big rain with any runoff coming in March. Just some .5Ē rains here and there. Looks as though the guy farming our place will get some yield with his soybeans. At least enough yield to harvest. We started getting rain a few weeks ago. Then got two 2Ē+ rains in the last week, and more in the forecast.
We just got to the farm last night from camping out in the Black Hills for a week. Headed down to the pond shortly to see how it looks.
The grass around the house up here is way tall. So, all in all Iíd say our drought is over. We are still behind for the year, but itís looking better.
Lots of farmers west of us just mowed their corn.. Too dry.
Sure hope you guys get more rain. I know when our pond was down 5í it was getting pretty upsetting. Ready to sell the place. (In my darker moments.)
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4 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#495800 - 09/03/18 02:02 PM Re: Finally some rain! [Re: Pat Williamson]
Bob-O Offline
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Registered: 01/24/06
Posts: 2334
Loc: Butler In. Very NE corner
Pat, good for you. Hate ta be nice but a low pond hurts. 3-4' low sucks!!!! That amounts to a whole lot of water.
Why don't ya jump off of that big pile of $ and come to In and swim in a cooooool body of water? Not sayin that would make ya cool but maybe ya could pick up that northern Il doink and we could exchange insults.
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#495806 - 09/03/18 05:49 PM Re: Finally some rain! [Re: Pat Williamson]
Tbar Offline


Registered: 01/10/15
Posts: 673
Loc: Texas
We have got ~ 4/10th's so far and we are enjoying every drop.

My pond is down a little over 2 feet......
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#495812 - 09/03/18 08:12 PM Re: Finally some rain! [Re: TGW1]
anthropic Offline


Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 1456
Loc: East Texas, USA
My BOW got about 1.5 inches last couple of days. That's as much as it got the last several months, dropped two feet despite constant small inflow. Couldn't keep up with evaporation.
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8 acre E Texas, full 3/16. CNBG, RES, FHM 10/15; TP 5/16; FLMB 6/16. 100 12 inch N LMB & 1k GSH 10/17. 150# TP & 70 HSB 5/18. 1k PK 11/18

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#495813 - 09/03/18 08:57 PM Re: Finally some rain! [Re: Pat Williamson]
John Fitzgerald Offline


Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 2040
Loc: S. end of Elkins, Arkansas
We received exactly five inches of rain in August, but the ponds (even the non leaker) still finished the month at lower levels than starting. The most rain in one 24 hour period was 0.88 inches. We had 16 days with at least a bit of rain, but no significant run-off all month. The average rain was a bit over 0.3" in a day. All it did was make the grass grow, and totally annoy the hay producers.
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#495815 - 09/03/18 09:10 PM Re: Finally some rain! [Re: John Fitzgerald]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2414
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Update.... we wound up the day with 5Ē of rain. Maybe we saved a few trees .pond came up a few inches

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#495818 - 09/03/18 09:35 PM Re: Finally some rain! [Re: Bob-O]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2414
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Originally Posted By: Bob-O
Pat, good for you. Hate ta be nice but a low pond hurts. 3-4' low sucks!!!! That amounts to a whole lot of water.
Why don't ya jump off of that big pile of $ and come to In and swim in a cooooool body of water? Not sayin that would make ya cool but maybe ya could pick up that northern Il doink and we could exchange insults.


Bob may have to take you up on that

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#495820 - 09/03/18 10:32 PM Re: Finally some rain! [Re: Pat Williamson]
Bob-O Offline
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Registered: 01/24/06
Posts: 2334
Loc: Butler In. Very NE corner
Execelant !!
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Do nature a favor, spay/neuter your pets and any weird friends or relatives.

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#495844 - 09/04/18 10:20 AM Re: Finally some rain! [Re: Pat Williamson]
DrLuke Offline


Registered: 06/04/15
Posts: 353
Loc: Grinnell, IA
Our pond came up about 3 feet....after 10 inches of rain over about 12 hrs. Needless to say, my docks weren't set deep enough.
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"You get what you earn." - Terry Brands, state champ, National champ, Olympic silver medalist in wrestling
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#495845 - 09/04/18 10:23 AM Re: Finally some rain! [Re: Pat Williamson]
DrLuke Offline


Registered: 06/04/15
Posts: 353
Loc: Grinnell, IA
A view from the pond side..
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"You get what you earn." - Terry Brands, state champ, National champ, Olympic silver medalist in wrestling
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#495846 - 09/04/18 10:24 AM Re: Finally some rain! [Re: Pat Williamson]
DrLuke Offline


Registered: 06/04/15
Posts: 353
Loc: Grinnell, IA
I hope you guys get some of this rain. We are 'topped up' right now... :-(
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"You get what you earn." - Terry Brands, state champ, National champ, Olympic silver medalist in wrestling
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#495850 - 09/04/18 11:58 AM Re: Finally some rain! [Re: Pat Williamson]
Matzilla Offline


Registered: 08/12/16
Posts: 343
Loc: Iowa
It is going to keep coming too! Luckily mine isn't too bad - about 8-10" over normal at the moment.
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Mat Peirce
1.25 acre southeast Iowa pond
LMB, BG, YP, WE, HSB, RES, BCP

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#495852 - 09/04/18 12:20 PM Re: Finally some rain! [Re: Pat Williamson]
Dam'dWaters Offline


Registered: 10/05/17
Posts: 101
Loc: Iowa
Wow! Sorry to see that Doc. Hope you didn't leave any gear on the floor of that gazebo. We got a lot of rain a couple hrs east of you, but not enough to do that to my pond thankfully. I'm glad I overkilled the outlet sizes.
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J Waters
Dam'd Waters Farm
2/3 ac dam'd stream pond
BG, HBG, RES, LMB, YP

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#495904 - 09/05/18 08:23 AM Re: Finally some rain! [Re: Pat Williamson]
SetterGuy Offline


Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 1313
Loc: NE Missouri
We were up 2í on Monday, but still the pond was down 3í. Looks like we will see more rain this week. Itís been so long since my pond was full.. The weeds down to the waters edge are turning into bushes. Iím not sure if what we are getting is from hurricane Gordon, but they are saying very heavy rains for Friday.
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4 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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