So I have an area in my lawn that collects a ton of water. It will usually dry for about 2 months of the summer. This summer has been extremely wet and I still have about 6 inches of standing water on top of really soft soil. My plan for the summer was to rent a mini excavator and dig a trench. However, with all the mud and water there is noway I can do that. It will just get stuck. Option #2 was to dig it by hand. That doesnt work either. Too much mud, it just fills itself back in. What are my options? I had thought about keeping the excavator on a piece of plywood reinforced with a few 2x4's. Would this keep it from getting stuck? I am doubtful Do you guys have any ideas? Dont say hire a professional, it's definitely a job I can do.