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New water hole

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:59 pm
by Silver
Just finished this today, hopefully it will hold enough water to winter the cows.
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Re: New water hole

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:03 pm
by Bright Raven
I think you are mining. Do you have a permit?

Re: New water hole

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:36 pm
by OleScout
Piping or pumping to a trough?

Re: New water hole

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:37 pm
by Nesikep
that should hold a few gallons!

Re: New water hole

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:03 pm
by Silver
Nesikep wrote:that should hold a few gallons!


By my math it should be just over 800,000 gallons. Should do the trick I think.

Re: New water hole

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:05 pm
by Silver
OleScout wrote:Piping or pumping to a trough?


It will be piped to supply a solar powered trough.

Re: New water hole

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:06 pm
by Silver
Bright Raven wrote:I think you are mining. Do you have a permit?


No permit, I'm sure if I need one someone will be along to tell me so :dunce:
Don't tell anyone I'm going to fill it by pumping out of the creek. That's top secret.

Re: New water hole

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:16 pm
by Bright Raven
Silver wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:I think you are mining. Do you have a permit?


No permit, I'm sure if I need one someone will be along to tell me so :dunce:
Don't tell anyone I'm going to fill it by pumping out of the creek. That's top secret.


In Montana you have to have "Water Rights" to pump from a flowing stream. And it will not be the government who shows up at your door, it will be the party that owns those water rights.

Water rights only apply in a few states. For example, no one owns water rights in Kentucky. But in western states, water is owned just like surface rights.

Re: New water hole

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:24 pm
by Silver
Bright Raven wrote:
Silver wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:I think you are mining. Do you have a permit?


No permit, I'm sure if I need one someone will be along to tell me so :dunce:
Don't tell anyone I'm going to fill it by pumping out of the creek. That's top secret.


In Montana you have to have "Water Rights" to pump from a flowing stream. And it will not be the government who shows up at your door, it will be the party that owns those water rights.

Water rights only apply in a few states. For example, no one owns water rights in Kentucky. But in western states, water is owned just like surface rights.


We don't have that here yet, but it is in the works.

Re: New water hole

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:39 pm
by greybeard
Them same people that want to holler about 'their' water are hard to find when that same water floods your place......

Re: New water hole

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:47 pm
by bball
Silver wrote:
OleScout wrote:Piping or pumping to a trough?


It will be piped to supply a solar powered trough.


More info on solar powered trough please.

Re: New water hole

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:57 pm
by Silver
bball wrote:
Silver wrote:
OleScout wrote:Piping or pumping to a trough?


It will be piped to supply a solar powered trough.


More info on solar powered trough please.


I got mine from these guys
https://www.sundogsolarwind.com/solar-winter-watering-

Mine looks like this installed:
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But the dugout I had had some problems, so I needed to start over. Now I will move the trough to the new dugout.

Re: New water hole

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:33 am
by greybeard
dugout........ we call that kind of pond a 'tank' here..
You have a great looking place Silver, albeit cold looking in that particular photo. nice cattle as well.

Re: New water hole

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:29 am
by kenny thomas
I'm assuming you pump from benieth the ice in the winter?

Re: New water hole

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:39 am
by Silver
kenny thomas wrote:I'm assuming you pump from benieth the ice in the winter?


Yes, well actually I won't pump out of the pond, I'll trench a deep water line from the pond to the bottom of the 36" x 20' culvert that will be the base of my trough. The water level in the dugout will just equalize in the culvert. I will pump up from the culvert into the trough.