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Old April 14th, 2016, 05:34 PM
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Water does some funny stuff. We have a low lying area (Silvers there) that is about 1000 yards long, has about a 5-6 INCH drop over that distance, and has a drainage ditch down the middle more or less that drains to a culvert in the street. Been working to clear out the drainage ditch and improve drainage (side drainages) for about 3 years now. Its better, and getting better. May be dryish year round in a couple years. If it doesn't, won't be for lack of trying...
So, its been draining at about 15 gallons a minute for a couple weeks. Sounds slow, but that's a lot of water not on my land. Today, I saw water stop, sit for 5 minutes, and then flow ever so slowly UPHILL. For three hours it did this. First sunny day in some time, shallow side pools were warm in the sun, deeper side ones some colder. Anybody have any insight on this. Hope I'm not the only one to ever see this.
Yes, I can take a joke, so fire away...maybe some science answer too.
Its not possible, but it happened.
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Old April 14th, 2016, 06:15 PM
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Did it coinside with a high tide? Maybe your vac was still running?
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Old April 15th, 2016, 06:00 AM
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No vac, but the sun was beating down on 1500 trees. I got an idea but won't know til later on today. Can only work in the woods a couple hours a day. I think it was a side channel I had just dug, maybe pushed some water up for a while as it emptied into the main channel.
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Old April 15th, 2016, 11:23 AM
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I fish a lot in rivers and can tell you what you saw is possible for water to seemingly move backwards. The main cause of this is the wind. I have been in deep rivers and seen my jig change directions 3 different times before it hits bottom. Now if your in a low lands it may not seem windy if you have hills all around you but the wind above you will keep create updrafts or down drafts. And just because the top looks like it is moving in the wrong direction the bottom is still going the way it should.
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Hey, thanks for the comments, thought I'd get beat up a bit, but anyways...
With a couple of sticks, a level, some chalk, and a laser pointer as best I can figure out its nearly level in the area that looked to go backwards. I say looked now because a submerged piece of wood (small) went the right way vvverrry slowly, but all the stuff on top (checked with a few pieces of dried leaves) went the wrong way. Wind, or really, a light breeze.
I'm still gonna tell people that I've seen water go uphill though. Slightly embarrassing I didn't figure out the wind deal, but I'll leave that part out of the story. I got a slave driver boss, so, back to work.
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Well, they should be filling the canal soon right? Maybe they opened up a few locks and water-weirs in and around Brockport, so water started draining in it pulling your water in.



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I used to hunt a place out in Colorado. On the way in a creek about 4ft wide runs a crossed a meadow, UPHILL. I have spent hour sitting there watching that water defy gravity. I'm sure it's an optical illusion, you'de bet money it was going uphill.
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regor0,

I'm surprised you didn't suggest this as an explanation:

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