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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2015 12:36 pm
So save me a morning scanning Google, and if you’ve heard anything at all, how about any forthcoming subsidy for rainwater collector. Given the current drought it would of course have to be pretty big to do any good

Unsure, to be sure, if the idea is at all feasible, but sure, we do have 2.5 acres so if it was big enough, El Nino might provide enough to ease my guilt about filling our hot tub for a visit of only one day…

…or even wasting 2 gallons running it long enough to wash hands in warmth…

Whaddya thinkin
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2015 01:34 pm
@dalehileman,
Let me guess... you live in California... which is approximately the size of the entire east coast of the US. And you're asking for information which would probably be specific to your local area?
dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2015 02:51 pm
@rosborne979,
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specific to your local area
SoCal's its special victim
rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2015 03:01 pm
@dalehileman,
So what does it look like over there? Is it all nasty and dry looking with tumbleweeds and broken wagon wheels propped up on fence posts? I'm on the opposite side of the country and I've never seen SoCal, so I have no frame of reference.

I heard that El Nino is supposed to help the snow pack in the mountains, but California is so big that I'm not sure if that's anywhere near where you are.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2015 03:25 pm
@rosborne979,
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broken wagon wheels propped up on fence posts
In fact Ros, we do have two such propped up in our driveway. Some one of these days I'll hafta learn howta post pix

But you oughta see all the dead trees lined up on neighbors' props
rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2015 07:50 pm
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:
But you oughta see all the dead trees lined up on neighbors' props

When did the trees die? Was it just this year or have they been dead for a long time?

What does your area normally look like? Is it a desert by nature, or is it normally more lush?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2015 09:23 pm
@dalehileman,
I'm interested in what people like Rosborne say about this - he is top tier of people I listen to here.

My old boss would have been good at suggestions, more than I would be. He is both knowledgeable and inventive re a water catch., anywhere anytime. If we talk/write over the holidays, I may bring this up.

Also with another mentor, a teacher of mine from Japan, whom I consider out of sight smart re water and land but maybe not as close to california reality as is my old boss.

Me, I will say you need to provide river beds/channels and not just as decorative. Hey, consider hiring a landscape architect for a few hours. I'm one, but I stopped
quite a while ago.
New land arch folks know more now.

Consultation by varied professionals makes sense.
Don't just do it to skim ideas.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2015 09:44 pm
@ossobuco,
Farmerman probably knows a great deal on these matters.
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neologist
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 01:25 am
@dalehileman,
You could start with a barrel under your roof drain spout.
I know you have drain spouts. I lived in Victorville.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 12:44 pm
@rosborne979,
dalehileman wrote:
But you oughta see all the dead trees lined up on neighbors' props

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.... or have they been dead for a long time?
When I asked my BH, who remembers things better than I, she wasn't sure either

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.....Is it a desert by nature....
I just asked my No. 2 Son who lives in the LA area but of course visits, and he says "typical desert"
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 12:47 pm
@ossobuco,
Thanks, Oss

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Me, I will say you need to provide river beds/channels
Pretty much what was afraid of
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 12:55 pm
@neologist,
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I lived in Victorville
Okay! Neo and wonder whether you consider the area a typical desert

Unfortunately we're not one with drain spout
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 01:59 pm
@dalehileman,
You would first need to install things called gutters.

Very Happy
dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 02:47 pm
@neologist,
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things called gutters
So I'm led to understand

Still wondering how you remember the area per Ros' inquiries above
neologist
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 04:10 pm
@dalehileman,
Dry as a bone. But I never had trouble seeing distant landmarks if I got turned around while driving.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 05:25 pm
@neologist,
Ah yes Neo, beautiful surrounding hills
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