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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-13-2017, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Neil burgs View Post
This was one of my main questions, no we don't own all the land this water is touching. Who would I contact to find out if I can even use this water?
I think it's now called WSA water security agencie.

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Kinda depends where you are as well. Water rules vary all over the place, DU might pay you decent money to keep it a wetland.

300 acres is not allot of water if it's shallow so you'd want to keep your overhead low as possible. We irrigate out of a basin that's over a hundred acres with one 850gpm pivot and that water is gone in a couple weeks, we have several gas wells on that field so we still benefit during dry years as leases are being paid based on irrigated land.

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I've done this on a piece of my ground that floods every once in a while. It's about 40 acres under water and the most I got out of it was 21 days around the clock with a half mile of wheels. Use propane to pump, it's cheap enough fuel and the engines are cheaper to rebuild than diesel. Wheel lines are also cheap and abundant. Around Lethbridge they mostly go for scrap now. If the land is usually farmed I wouldn't bother asking for permission, there's always someone that will say you shouldn't but at the end of the day it's your land. First time we did it Ducks Unlimited questioned it but when told that the land had been seeded for the past 30 years they backed off.
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If you do end up irrigating I would definitely get a river screen.

I used it in Tennessee and the suction line never plugged up.

Totally worth the cost, IMO.

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