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#7098308 - 03/01/18 09:52 PM Drilling a Water well and installing a pump question
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Thinking about having a well drilled and a pump installed to have control of water levels for duck hunting. I have a 5-6 acre area surrounded by a dike that has existing sloughs. Has anyone had a well drilled? Hoping to find someone to talk to that could give some advice. Also, if anyone knows a good company in the Lamar county area that would be great. Just PM me. Thanks in advance.

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#7099082 - 03/02/18 02:49 PM Re: Drilling a Water well and installing a pump question [Re: MikeOH]
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Call a driller in the area, they will have the pertinent information you want
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#7100851 - 03/04/18 03:31 PM Re: Drilling a Water well and installing a pump question [Re: MikeOH]
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Agree. Unless they have logged wells at about 100GPM minimum- your peeing in the wind. May need multiple wells. I would definitely not even attempt to drill if wells drilled in area are below 50GPM
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#7101133 - 03/04/18 08:44 PM Re: Drilling a Water well and installing a pump question [Re: MikeOH]
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1 acre foot of water is 325,000 gallons. If your wetland is really flat and you want 1í on 5 acres- 1,625,000

At 100 gpm Thatís 270 hours of pumping. If gas or diesel you will run 1-1.5 gph on most pumps. You better have a big tank or you will be going daily. If you have 3 phase power, my 35hp well pulls about $3/hr.

Now letís say your 3í deep one the Lowe end to get 6Ē on the high end and that volume goes way up.

I agree on calling a local well company. I ya e farms in the same county and one gas water atb12í and the other is over 1000í.


Edited by brazosboyt (03/04/18 08:45 PM)

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#7105041 - 03/08/18 12:45 PM Re: Drilling a Water well and installing a pump question [Re: MikeOH]
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Would a windmill work ?

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#7105108 - 03/08/18 01:58 PM Re: Drilling a Water well and installing a pump question [Re: MikeOH]
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as already said, it is area specific. In good river bottoms, good water can be found at 40' and drilled with an auger rig or a rig that is used to set rat holes and conductor casing. That would be the best luck scenario cheaper route, to have a 16" well, set with that and a pump that can be hooked up to a 40 hp tractor. Smaller wells and electric pumps, operation and maintenance will be pricey quick.

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#7114624 - 03/17/18 05:54 PM Re: Drilling a Water well and installing a pump question [Re: Wytex]
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Originally Posted By: Wytex
Would a windmill work ?


No way-no volume
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#7114789 - 03/17/18 08:45 PM Re: Drilling a Water well and installing a pump question [Re: MikeOH]
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I spoke to a company that drills wells in the area and itís a no-go. Bad area for wells. Said residential wells are even tough. Looks like I will just pray for rain.

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#7115320 - 03/18/18 02:36 PM Re: Drilling a Water well and installing a pump question [Re: MikeOH]
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Creek nearby you could get a little draft pump and pull from?

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#7123420 - 03/26/18 12:37 PM Re: Drilling a Water well and installing a pump question [Re: MikeOH]
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We build small lakes / large ponds adjacent to our impoundments for this purpose.
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#7123533 - 03/26/18 01:49 PM Re: Drilling a Water well and installing a pump question [Re: MikeOH]
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We are lucky, we have multiple spring fed ponds on the property between 20-200 yards from the duck pond
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