|The pipeline runs to the (broken) windmill|
in the distance.
I feel somewhat responsible for breaking the dry spell in the Bega Valley. A week after I finished the weir project it rained - the first measurable fall we've had for months. And just to prove the point, we've had a little bit more every week since. Not that we're complaining - the rain is wonderful and already the paddocks are getting a green tinge.
Let me tell you about the pump. It does an impressive job, pushing around 200 litres of water per minute over a distance of 250 metres and an elevation of 20 metres. If you ever need to move a lot of water you'd be hard pressed to beat this thing - it's a fire fighting unit consisting of a 5.5hp 4 stroke Honda motor attached to a twin impeller Davey pump. Ours is around 15 years old but they still make the same combo. You can read more about Davey pumps here if you're that way inclined.
I have to admit though, that after all the work the weir looks pretty unspectacular (photo below). But it has delivered! We pumped around 10,000 litres out on the first day and the water level didn't drop at all. What a gift.
|Kind of unimpressive really.|