while making our rounds, we noticed the spring holding pond level had dropped. A varmint had made his own path way. The water was running under our over flow pipe instead of through it.
He dammed the exit to allow the water to fill to its maximum capacity. We (I supervised) worked on moving rocks while the pond filled.
These large rocks will turn most rain water away from the spring holding pond.
Time to break the dam
The water leaves swiftly flushing the holding pond.
The water follows the steam bed to the big spring pond.
Once again crystal clear water at the correct level for the pump. Gotta love tractors. This used to be done by hand! A spring that pumps hundreds of gallons a minute is simply a natural above ground well with sweet water from deep within Mother Earth.