Friday, August 18, 2017

a friday night film

14 comments:

John Wells said...

Had to do a little road widening. Recent storms have taken their toll on my road and this section finally washed out a little too much to allow my truck to get by. Much easier shaving off the bank on the other side of the road than filling in a very deep, wide hole. Only took about an hour to cut a little over 1 foot away to give me some wiggle room. The ranch road crew will be out soon to do a proper fix. News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: http://incompetech.com Fluffing a Duck by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Billy ray said...

You made it look much easier than i had imagined, but still a bit of work.

John Wells said...

I spent another hour chopping an additional foot out of the bank this morning just to make sure everyone can get by. I don't look at it as "work"....it's exercise.

Ronald Mahan said...

Yeah! And no Gym fees . Only disadvantage apparent to me is no air conditioning.

Judy said...

I'm surprised (or maybe you did) that you didn't cut a slight trench up against the bank to drain the water away from the spot where the road is washed away. And/or banked the dirt you cut away to force some of the water away from the washed-out section.

Larry G said...

An interesting but wholly contrived photo would be to put that fire hydrant on the edge of the chasm... ;-)

bonus points if it has water spewing out!



John Wells said...

Judy...I just wanted to be able to get by until the ranch road crew fills in the trench. I am not about to try to re-route the water flow. When it rains hard out here, there is nothing I can do with a shovel that will make much of a difference.

Margery Bills said...

Sorry about your road problems. So dangerous.

Todd said...

If the ranch allows all new residents to send the additional water created from their disturbance downstream then you are likely only seeing a preview of the floods to come - assuming new people are moving in. I guess that is lawless territory and maybe there is no way to enforce it, but requiring any new development to only discharge the amount of water as existed prior to their disturbance and in the same direction would seem a no brainer.

Were you able to bring the severe erosion to the attention of your new neighbor? I probably missed your post discussing his response.

Ronald Mahan said...

We had a similar problem on the Cedar Springs Road just south of Jack Eden Mesa - only much worse. This involves a washout ten yards across and roughly 10 feet deep! They ended up relocating the road way half a dozen times in 40 years - because the washout kept increasing in length after every hard rain. And the road crew will soon be relocating that road again.

I might add: " When it rains on the Teringua Ranch - the water moves those puny earthen roads out of the way! Only the rocky trails on the tops of the rocky hills - stay in place!"

remmij said...

@ Larry G —
it can get complicated at tfl washout…

Larry G said...

Kudos - remmij ! the wonders of photoshop! GOOD ONE!

Charlton Vaughan said...

You're films are very entertaining and it always helps to add a little humor to something laborious to make it feel much better in the long run.

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