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Hello, Since our serious flood in 2013 (Colo) I have trouble with rain and snow. The land has changed. I live in Mountain area with creek. The water now runs straight down and into my garage/barn/storage and my basement. I have pumps going, use a shopvac, but it is never enough. I need help to change land. I am an elder and live here because I love this land, write about it, and I need these mountains but am now too old to handle the water. I am looking at berms, at sandbags, at anything. But having trouble with it all now. I have been shoveling new areas, last year felt I had problem fixed, but I was wrong. Any advice? Any local people who know what to do or can look and advise?
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Hi Linda,

Are you saying the creek headwaters had changed direction due to the floods and now the creek runs through your basement??

My first suggest would be to get someone local that can help. A lot of advice over the internet will be simply general advice without knowing what is actually on the ground there.
Where abouts are you located? how bog of a creek are we talking here?

I would walk up the creek and see if I could find where i could make a small change and get the creek diverted to route around your property.

 
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