/ DIY Bridge #91
Downstream neighbor says I can do anything I need, except cut down a bunch of trees. New upstream neighbor says I can work on it below his water gate as long as I don’t dam up the creek and cause more back up to the creek. His water gate is about 50 feet from my easement line, so that gives me room to get a dozer in there.
Yes. I can take out the doglegs so the water doesn’t run down the driveway but it will be at a slight angle.Would your neighbors allow you to straighten the creek bed to get rid of the dog leg?
1. Yes, primary residence.
- So, is this your primary residence now?
- How many days/year is it currently impassable?
- Does the stream flow North to South or South to North?
- In the areal photo, the stream bed is amazingly straight. Was that path created by man or nature?
- Can you move that dogleg upstream or downstream so the creek flows straight across your driveway?
- When the water is high across your driveway, is the current still, slow or swift?
- Can you move your driveway to an upstream or downstream crossing?
Lots of questions I know, but related pieces of the puzzle.
Part of the problem is, over the last 20 years, the creek has moved a bit. It used to just flow across the drive after heavy rains. Now water runs and hits my driveway at the east end (bank) of the drive then doglegs west, with half the water turning south after about 30 ft and the rest of the water running down my drive 40-50’ before running south. I have an easement 30 ft wide X about 200 ft to the county road. The creek has another dogleg to the east just after my easement. That property owners has told me that I can have the area dredged to help with the flow.
Thanks for commenting.