We had over 60mm fall the day after I finished the last hole.
Tried bucketing out the water but the mud (clay) was so thick it became too difficult to walk around the site. Wellies collected so much clay on them they weighed a tonne.
So I hired a pump for the day.
Finally dried out the pier holes, placed all the metal tubes then levelled and backfilled them.
Unfortunately there are more wet days ahead which might stall progress.
One of the positives was that my dam has finally a decent amount of water in it!
3 weeks ago