Thursday, August 18, 2016

running water II...














Another gusher and now my creek tanks are full @ 7,500 gallons.  A little more rain and my roof catchment tanks will catch up and top off @ 14,500 gallons.  Chupa was not amused.  69,76,72, .98",B

7 comments:

MsBelinda said...

So glad you were able to harvest so much rain.

Rita B. said...

Glad to know you're still getting a steady shower out there. I take it that Chupa's not exactly excited about it.

Margery Bills said...

Good news. Water, the life blood.

Larry G said...

I'm sure I'm wrong about this - but when you look at GOOGLE Earth images of the terrain around John - there are watercourses - like the one he uses when it rains - but it also looks like some of these sort of disappear into crevices and depressions and one would think into underground chambers "storage" like John has but underground - and thus accessible via drilled wells.

so I must be wrong about it, eh? no underground water accessible by well?

Ronald Mahan said...

Wondering why anyone would want to risk at least $10,000 to drill a well - which may or may not find any potable water? And remember - in the last century -the area just south named TERLINGUA, TEXAS - was famous for their mercury mines.

Larry G said...

drilled wells back east can easily run to 10K but then a water hookup to public water will run more than that - so in the east if you want water you cough up 10K.

but I was curious. John's try at a dam - failed and I was unclear if it was an engineering issue or the reservoir would not keep the water so that made me wonder how others in that area do water Do they build dams with perhaps liners... do they drill wells.. or do they do what john does and have storage tanks and capture runoff when it's running?

I thought I saw a real estate Ad for property near Terlingua that said the property had a well..but it was not detailed as to how deep and how much flow. just that it had a well. Most other property for sale in the area does not even mention that water is available by well drilling... so maybe some of you know more about how this works down that way.

Mary Charest said...

Awwww, poor Chupa. He looks wet.