With every major storm (hurricane or tropical storm), or even torrential and long-term downpour, we can expect water to overcome the pond drain and head over the spillway (which is how it's designed so the water pressure won't break the dam). This week's 5+ inches in two days was no exception. Our pond level didn't get quite as high as during Hurricane Matthew, but came fairly close.
|Water rushing from the spillway down the hill.|
|This doesn't do the spillway justice. The water was a little over my ankle and moving fairly fast.|
|Over the new drain pipe...it was actually swirling in slow motion like the water going down the bathtub drain!|
|And water gushing out the other side of the pond drain. We could actually hear it halfway from the house.|