There is nothing so lovely as a pasture field with a creek running through it, but you will pay for it a thousand times over. If you have a pasture, you have livestock grazing there, and so where the creek enters and exits the pasture, you must have fencing decidedly different from what you have on dry land to keep your animals from wading out of the pasture and to keep your neighbor’s animals from wading in. We’ve always called them floodgates. So far as I know, no one has yet invented one that really works without spending a fortune. I was certain, when confronted with the necessity of floodgates, that I could design one that would work without my constant attention. A hundred or so floodgates later, I admitted defeat.
james Apodaca wrote:...i dont think I've ever paid attention to how the rancher traverses the canal with his fencing.
allen lumley wrote:The 1st Question to askis why does the fence line Have to go there ?
R Scott wrote:
There are two basic solutions around here. Either a super stout welded pipe structure or a breakaway fence, built with a "fuse" to let go before the rest of the wire breaks-kind of like the old wire gates before people got lazy and put hinged tube gates everywhere.
Joe Braxton wrote:Cj, is it possible to enlarge the basin behind the dam?
Joe Braxton wrote:I believe this is what R Scott was talking about..
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