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Posted: 07/09/18 10:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ok, our seasonal campsite has a low spot (approximately 20' x 10') that collects water after a good rain. Normally, it absorbs into the ground pretty quickly, however this year the soil is so saturated that the water has no where to go.

Since, it is the low spot (has high sides on all 4 sides) what can I do to minimize the pooling of water so I don't have to wade through ankle deep water when leaving my camper?

Thoughts?

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Dump a truck load of good top soil, rake it out flat and plant grass. I see no other permanent way to fix the problem.





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A lot of the West could use that water!

Dig a ditch or pump or make a ramp?


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Posted: 07/09/18 10:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dig a small trench to relieve the water - should work so long as you have lower ground nearby.


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A small sump pump will move the water whenever you want it to. If it pools, flip it on and in 5 minutes the water is gone. Available at Home Depot, Lowes and almost all big box stores. HD has the best prices and biggest selection...Dennis


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Where would you move the water if you had the ability? In most places, it is illegal to channel water from your property onto another person's if it creates a nuisance to them. While it would clearly not be illegal to move water from one campsite to another, it would sure not be neighborly to flood the guy next to you because you want dry feet. I also wouldn't be digging ditches without permission from the park management. Most would not take kindly to that action.
Have you talked to the park and asked for help? The best option would be to level the low spot so the water doesn't pool. If there is common area adjacent to you site, the park may allow you to pump or channel the water onto it. It may also be that there is no cure due to an exceedingly wet spell and you may just have to either change sites or live with it. There just isn't a one size fits all answer.

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get a load of 3/4 modified crushed stone... dump it, pack it, level it.

*** OR *** Tell/ASK the campground management to do so...


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Dig a drainage ditch or add some fill.

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Dont get govt involved...period.
We had high water one year in a private park they called a consulted with experts. Someone didn't like their recommendations and call county. County made us do eis study and all kinds of other stuff. End result was park bought back or allowed owners to trade lots or not pay dues until problem solved. Fast forward 3 years and everything back to normal. That was after 40,too dollars in eis study's and new road that was 25 feet from where flooded road.

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Water runs downhill. Build a hill. I'd use 3/4 inch gravel.

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