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    Boy, the last two day we've gotten 1.76' of rain, unbelievable. I sure the folk to the west of us got even more. & the temp. have gotten below freezing, If we could keep this up we might refill some of the reservoirs in the area.
    . . .JoeB

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    Hi Joe
    Here on the East coast of Canada has been an very dry summer , wells and reservoirs are very low, we got a good soaking when Matthew blew by but we can use a lot more before the ground freezes, lets hope everyone gets their share and not get flooded out
    Bruce

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    • #3
      Sounds like you got a might bit damp JoeB. Keep and eye for those flash floods. And a little freezing temp? Mind the old footing when stepping out the door.

      Tinwood

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      • #4
        That's a bummer. Hope it doesn't cause any basement flooding. Mine has flooded twice in the past 20 years, from ground water pushing up into the basement. I've come to dread the spring rains and snowmelt.
        Terry

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Nomad View Post
          That's a bummer. Hope it doesn't cause any basement flooding. Mine has flooded twice in the past 20 years, from ground water pushing up into the basement. I've come to dread the spring rains and snowmelt.
          Hey Terry
          Does your sump pump not kick in?
          Or is it that you get so much water that it surpasses what the sump pump can do?
          Did you know you can adjust those pumps?
          We have the same thing happen each spring. Our water table is quite high where we are. We struck it a couple of times putting in fence posts.
          Our basement has never flooded but the sump pump goes off often for a few weeks a year. We even have to add an extension to our sump pump outlet and direct it away from the house so that the water doesn't circulate back into the house.
          Last edited by Spiritwolfe; 10-17-2016, 08:20 PM.

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          • #6
            Much more water comes in than the sump pump can handle. More than two sump pumps can handle. My entire neighborhood flooded both times. The problem lasts for at least a couple weeks. The clean up, even longer, especially the first time. My one neighbor lived here for over 30 years without a flood and had a completely finished basement. Had to throw everything out. And we live on sand. Typically after a rain, the water disappears in minutes. But in these floods, Nature got the best of us. It was so widespread in our county, you could not buy a sump pump in the stores.
            Terry

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Nomad View Post
              Much more water comes in than the sump pump can handle. More than two sump pumps can handle. My entire neighborhood flooded both times. The problem lasts for at least a couple weeks. The clean up, even longer, especially the first time. My one neighbor lived here for over 30 years without a flood and had a completely finished basement. Had to throw everything out. And we live on sand. Typically after a rain, the water disappears in minutes. But in these floods, Nature got the best of us. It was so widespread in our county, you could not buy a sump pump in the stores.
              That's really such a shame cause water can do irreplaceable damage.
              We live on mostly sand also but luckily live in a raised bungalow so the water has somewhere to go. I think that's why I really like the wood stove because while the basement doesn't flood it' definitely is damp. The woodstove dries out that dampness.

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              • #8
                We live east of Reno in a community called Lockwood which sets on the Truckee River. Our house set maybe sixty feet from the river. With the dry summer, the flow was very low 120cfs±, but the latest rains have kicked that up 1180cfd. A long ways from flood stage, but really helps to put some water in Pyramid Lake.
                . . .JoeB

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