Thanks you guys. I appreciate the info.
Paul I checked in with the ag extension office and they said if the water runs through my property I can use it for irrigation. However am I doing damage to the system by taking from it? Altering the flow in any way is apparently a different story where I need to deal with soil conservancy in the county. I mean I have well water on the property I can also use as well as potentially rain barrels but I have issue with flow from the house to garden area... I figured if clean the water would be much healthier and full of nutrients but I obviously want no harm done.
The house sits about 12-15 up a hill from the water so any flow not contained is gonna enter the water way and I need to stay at least 10 ft off my house because we already have moisture issues. I am left with only a few feet and disturbing that would disturb the bank.
Perhaps I just need to sit with land in rain and shine and see what it has to say.