Pumping commenced on 12-05-15 and continued through 12-20-15 this after multiple 1″ or more rain showers in the previous weeks to saturate the fields. Creek level prior to pumping was moderate, MK 10 on the stake, 20″ deep
The 4″ trash pump ran for 13 day’s, was off for one day due to lak of flow in the creek, it ran at 1200 RPM for 12 hours once the creek caught up some
We turned it up to 1500RPM after 1.75″ rain, plenty of flow.
The thought was we were not benefiting from having the pump run at full throttle (1800 RPM ) due to the limited capacity of the 4″ Hose.
It was tough to get accurate lake elevation numbers daily due to it being very breezy. But it is my thought that the lake went up 3/4″ while the pump was at full throttle, and only 1/2″ or slightly less at 1500 RPM.
Overall, during the 14 day span, the lake came up about 10″ on 1.75″ of rain. Lake level at -12. Followed by another 1″ on 12-21 to bring the lake to -10.5
Total expense 1601.10 for two weeks of pumping.
952.37 Pump Rental ( includes 115.64 for Rental Protection )
61.00 Fuel & Oil Filters ( service completed by Ben Schwinn, moral support by Keith ) pump picked up by Ben & and returned by Mike Straub.
Fuel Cost 587.73. Fill up by Ben, Keith, and Mark Kline.
Fuel was $2.40 per gallon