Tuesday, June 4, 2019

State Of The Water Supply

Well it looks like the dry season is finally over.  Got an inch of rain over the past two nights.  Up until last week, TFL got only a half inch of rain over the past 6 months.  My total storage capacity is 20,000 gallons and I was down to 9,225 gallons as of Saturday.  All my catchment surfaces combined yield 2,000 gallons per inch of rain - and if the arroyo runs, I can pump an additional 3,000 gallons after a good rain event.  Sunday night I got 1/2" of rain and caught 1,000 gallons off my roofs and pumped 2,500 gallons out of the arroyo.  Monday night I got another 1/2" of rain - so another 1,000 gallons off my roofs...but it was too late to pump the arroyo again.  As of today, I now have 13,725 gallons on tap.  Chance of more rain tonight so this might get updated.  83,91,66,0,B

10 comments:

Sam Finn said...

Good news. Great photo.

David Johnson said...

Rain is a great thing for the desert. Hopefully your road will be ok.

Homer Ellinger said...

I can't imagine you use all that much do you? Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.

stevec said...

I imagine Ben drinks most of it.

remmij said...

…if Gastroenterologists were photographers…

MsBelinda said...

I am glad your water catchment is doing well.

I love your picture how did you manage to take it?

John Wells said...

It is my reflection in the water that is in the tank. You can see the camera in my hand.

remmij said...

water angel?

MsBelinda said...

It was either too early in the morning or my vision is getting worse. I did not notice the camera I thought it was a coffee mug. Thanks for clarifying it for me.

remmij said...

John and Mathew Brady - checking out his new "portable view camera"… hope Mat took some plates of Ben… Ben in b&w would be stunning.

the wonderful world of photography… a black hole, across the waters of time
Mat SERP