Saturday, January 17, 2009

I'm building an ark

The dike breaking a few weeks ago resulted in a few million (literally) gallons of water washing into the diked portion of the island.

This water has been sloshing around seeking its own level. My little patch of land is only 12 acres, and I use just about every bit of it, so having my pastures flooded makes life a little challenging.
The diking district has a big pump that they can use to move the water back into the river, but it's not on. I wonder why not? The dike has gates that open in very low tides to let water out -- one-way passage for water, but that's only during minus tides. So I may be stuck with this water until April or may.

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