runoff

It’s a gray day on the farm…lots of melting snow with temperature reaching nearly 50-degrees F. The ground is still frozen, resulting in drainage ‘issues’. The ice is still a problem too.

snow

Along with the melting snow comes the runoff.

melt

Most of the surrounding farmer fields have installed drain-tile. This increased run-off also poses a capacity problem for culverts… and flooding.

farmer north

Water, water, water…and rain in the forecast too.

driveway

unplug

So we dig through to ‘unplug’ the debris and send the water down to the creek.

creekside

Avoiding a submerged driveway and road.

receeding

Nevermind the culvert under the road is collapsed. The road commission simply dumped a load of gravel onto it…to fill the hole?!!!

mud

So, we dig and repeat the process as necessary, to keep the water flowing!