Friday January 24, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Started the day puttering
I wanted to get some work done on the van today but it was overcast and there was no sun on the van and I wasn’t feeling like it anyway.
Soon I’ll have to get with it as this month seems to be going fast and I want to travel soon so I need to get with it fixing things up.
Mulching the raspberry plants
Spring is coming
My brother Tom was complaining about our spring water being muddy and it hadn’t rained that hard to cause that so I needed to check out our springs to see what was going on.
Dirt bike ride
That meant a dirt bike ride up into the hills to check out the spring system.
I have two spring lines coming together and going into the water tank line so I could test which line was muddy which I did. The line with clay in it wasn’t the one I expected so something was going on alright. It turned out to be the main spring line so I needed to go up the hill an check out that spring.
Main spring area
The main spring is up this draw so I walked up to have a look. I found a side spring that comes out of some ferns running full bore and muddy so I took it out of the system which I had thought I already had done but I didn’t.
Ridge top overlook
Main spring is went dry
When I checked the main line water there was no muddy water and in fact there was no water at all on that line. Good thing I have another line with water. So now what. There’s no water from our main spring we call Indian spring because they used to use it.
Checking it out
I pulled the pipe off and it was dry as a bone. No water which is the first time this happened in years and it never happened before. But after the neighbor logged his place a couple few years ago it’s been doing some strange things like the water moving to another spot.
It looks like our main spring is coming out another spot close by where all the clay is getting into the system. It’s running full bore with clay which should cleanup in time as it runs so maybe our main spring has changed and maybe it might change back. What ever I hope the water keeps coming out somewhere so we can use it.
Right now it just looks like the spring changed exit holes and is still usable once the water runs for awhile and the clay cleans out of it.
I rode on home and put the dirt bike away. Nice ride.
Any day I can get some work done and get some exercise and have some fun is a nice day and today was just that. :O)