2006-APR > Spring Capped to Drip-Irrigate Orchard

The first step to provide a reliable water supply for the irrigation of Lynch Creek’s Orchard was recently completed. A year-round spring was capped near the orchard (see thumbnail photo sequence below) to provide an underground pipe reservoir of water that will be pumped to drip-irrigate each of our heirloom and local heritage apple trees.

It has become essential to water the orchard through the hot summers (and droughts) we have been experiencing. Additional photos will be added to document the entire irrigation project.

April 2006 - Moving 30" corrigated pipe into excavated spring

April 2006 – Moving 30″ c0rrugated pipe into excavated spring

April 2006 - Filling around stand-pipe with washed stone

April 2006 – Filling around stand-pipe with washed stone

April 2006 - Leveling the stand-pipe with backhoe

April 2006 – Leveling the stand-pipe with backhoe

April 2006 - Back filling clay to seal the stand-pipe

April 2006 – Back filling clay to seal the stand-pipe

April 2006 - Excess pipe trimmed and temporarily capped to keep out debris

April 2006 – Excess pipe trimmed and temporarily capped to keep out debris

June 2006 - Manual, pump timer-control installed at driveway

June 2006 – Manual, pump timer-control installed at driveway

June 2006 - Electric suction pump mounted inside pipe

June 2006 – Electric suction pump mounted inside pipe

June 2006 - Spring capped and ready-to-go

June 2006 – Spring capped and ready-to-go

 

Jan 2007 - Header lines trenched in orchard

Jan 2007 – Header lines trenched in orchard

March 2007 - Orchard sprinklers in full-operation

March 2007 – Orchard sprinklers in full-operation

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