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Rain damaged pond in NZ

Discussion in 'Jobsite Coordination' started by HSV127, May 6, 2018.

  1. HSV127

    HSV127 Senior Member

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    We got called out to empty out the effluent/rain water that was in this new pond (3 days old!)that got damaged by heavy rain, they had 10” in 12 hours. Water found its way down to the leak detection pipe coming out from under the pond and just washed a whole lot of dirt in under the liner pushing it up and messing up the side wall and leak detection system!
     

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  2. td25c

    td25c Senior Member

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    Manure lagoon ?

    That's allot of rain in a short time !
     
  3. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton Senior Member

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    Good to see you around HSV. That looks like a mess. Soil seems too sandy for pond building even with a liner.
     
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  4. HSV127

    HSV127 Senior Member

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    Yes and yes! Was the heaviest rain on record for our area.
     
  5. HSV127

    HSV127 Senior Member

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    Thanks, good to be back.

    Yes it’s fairly sandy but their problem was they dug the trench for the leak detection to the uphill side of the pond where surface water pooled and probably not enough compaction when backfilling.
    They were pretty gutted to say the least!
    Never an easy job trying to redo a liner!
     
  6. HSV127

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    Bit more carnage from the other day
     

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  7. td25c

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    That's allot of damage mate !

    Wish I had a machine that would move dirt as fast as water ......

    Take care HSV127 .
     
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  8. HSV127

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    Yeah I know, makes you feel a bit insignificant when you see water at work! Haha
     
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    We had a 6 inch rain fall last year about this time . Rain came overnight & caused allot of trouble for folks in it's path .

    Allot of flooding & damage from the fast water .