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Old 07-13-2012, 09:49 PM
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No wonder you're so grumpy! My family in TX says the lakes are low and the farmers are being cut back, some are not even working the dirt.
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I have gotten 6.3" in the last 3 days. Your family is right though, corn did OK this year.

They cut back the rice farmers, which is going to destroy a town downstream of Lake Travis.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:08 PM
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I have gotten 6.3" in the last 3 days. Your family is right though, corn did OK this year.

They cut back the rice farmers, which is going to destroy a town downstream of Lake Travis.
Getting water to the bay is priority one.
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Rice and ag #3
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:36 AM
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We had sprinklers completely banned here from late 2003 until mid 2009, with drip allowed two days per week. A lot of irrigation businesses went out of business. I concentrated on garden maintenance until the sprinkler ban was lifted. It sucked balls. I hope you guys never get that bad over there.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:41 AM
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It gets bad here...in 2007 it was total bans, no water permits for even new landscaping...this just happened to be the summer I installed 7000 sq ft of sod...I was trucking in water 1000 gallons per night to keep my new sod alive. I did this until September when we finally got some rain and cooler temps. Just about every year now it's odd/even and before 10am.
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There are some water rights issues being fought in GA for sure.

I suspect conservation is going to be a way of life from now on in GA too
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:42 AM
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We had sprinklers completely banned here from late 2003 until mid 2009, with drip allowed two days per week. A lot of irrigation businesses went out of business. I concentrated on garden maintenance until the sprinkler ban was lifted. It sucked balls. I hope you guys never get that bad over there.
Lot of discussion about subsurface drip for turf and new drip technologies being tested for crops too.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:28 AM
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Lot of discussion about subsurface drip for turf and new drip technologies being tested for crops too.
I think sub surface drip is a great idea, works great for non conventional septic systems. No need to worry about watering at night either.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:32 AM
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Don't take this wrong, will you winterize those systems early and then just focus on the opperational systems at the regular time?
I got screwed over on my water today after taking the day off to get things started off right. Now i won't get h2o until mid to late evening. Friday the 13th dude
Got some beavers that need to be put down?
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:35 AM
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I think sub surface drip is a great idea, works great for non conventional septic systems. No need to worry about watering at night either.
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I replaced about 10,000 feet of drip last winter. We were expanding the drip rings around the trees. I noticed several time feeder roots growing into the drip lines via the emitters.

I am not 100% convinced we are ready to do turf like this. However, the use of sprays has been banned in Texas if the turf is less than 4 foot (wide) and has concrete walks and drives on both sides. Time will tell.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:49 AM
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The ones for septic systems are impregnated with a root herbicide and also root guards.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:53 AM
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The ones for septic systems are impregnated with a root herbicide and also root guards.
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The septic systems are not covered by the standard irrigation licenses in Texas and as a result I have not played with them.

Also, those herbicide inpregnated pipes would mandate an up grade to the backflow in Texas if connected to potable water.
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