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Levee and water level control

Postby Ramsey84 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:53 am

A friend of mine is getting ready to set up his field for hunting. We are going to have to levee one end of the field, the shape and slope of the field makes the perfect scenario for flooding. My question is what is the best way to set up the levee to allow for flooding and draining. The field is a crop field and will have to be drained after each season. I was thinking a pipe close to the base of the levee at the lowest point with some type of valve (butterfly, knife, etc.). Any suggestions, things to watch out for, better setups, etc. Thanks, sorry for the long question.
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Postby clemaire2 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:33 am

i like to use a pipe with a header on it wher you can put boards in the header to set water hight then just pull the boards to drain

ask any farmer what im talking about they should know
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Postby David » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:25 am

Your referring to a flashboard riser.

http://www.cpp-pipe.com/flashboard_risers.html

This is what I'm planning on putting in one day.
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Postby clemaire2 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:12 am

yes that is the one ive had the best results with those
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Postby BullCajun » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:29 pm

Ditto
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Postby Ramsey84 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:07 am

Thanks guys, we have decided to use this setup. A friend of ours works at a heli-arc shop that makes these and he is going to hook us up with an aluminum unit.
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Postby clemaire2 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:53 pm

sweet deal


always put the header on the inside of the field
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what is a header??

Postby ducksmacker » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:05 am

I am about to build the same thing, but I dont know what a header is. I was going to put an 8" pipe through the levee witha T on the back and a 1 ft pipe coming out of the top and a cap on the back of the T for draining. Can someone explain a header and boards in more detail? maybe some pics if possible.

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Re: Levee and water level control

Postby clemaire2 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:11 am

did you look at the site that david posted it shows a good pic of one or google flashboard riser
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Re: Levee and water level control

Postby illinoisduckboy15 » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:26 am

the riser works great for water controll. just make sure you have chest waders and a long crobar to get boards out of the deep water. i currently have 12 of these in use at my farm.
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Re: Levee and water level control

Postby flightstopper » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:49 am

How much are you looking at spending on a flashboard like this? Are there any plans to build your own?
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