But about a month ago, something got stuck inside the pipe (the country in me wants to write "down inside" but Bobby always gripes when I stick the extra preposition "down" in front of another preposition), and the water level has been quite high and has been going over the spillway at a regular rate since then. Since the workers have cleared a path for the sewer line near the spillway, I was able to walk through part of it and see exactly where it returns to the stream (as opposed to where the pipe empties water on the other side of the dam).
|The pond easing over the spillway. It's usually at least a foot lower.|
|and the stream heading to the woods|
(last week during the heavy rains this entire grassy spot was covered)
|and the water easing through the debris that's been cut and mulched for the sewer lines|
|where it begins to reunite with the stream. I was amazed at how deep this culvert is - at least 7 ft down.|
|and the water has fallen hard enough that it's created a tiny pond back behind all this mud|
|a water trail from last week when we had 2 days of rain|
|standing behind the culvert. |
If you look hard through the trees on the left, you can see our house up the hill.