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Options for Pumping water from Nearby Creek

 
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I have a parcel and there is a creek that I touch on one boundary and it also crosses through the middle. The creek runs along another side but it's on Virginia Limited Access Highway (VDOT) land.  My ideal solution would be a ram pump but the only place with a decent drop is on the VDOT portion and I'm unsure how the water rights work. The other options are essentially pumping water 300+ ft horizontally and up about 25 ft.  Anyone have any suggestions or recommendations?

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With Virginia's colonial history, there may be legal issues with pumping water in the first place.  Your best bet would be to contact your local university extension or Natural  Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office for advice.  How much water are you needing, and could some or all of your water needs be provided with rainbarrels on the barn or other structures?
 
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Do you have solar access?  Surflo 24v submersible well pump and a couple panels.  Pump to a holding tank.  Pump is $700ish.
 
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If there's sufficient flow, a spiral pump (aka Wirtz pump) may work: http://lurkertech.com/water//pump/tailer/
 
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What does WESL mean?\what does 88ft @barn mean?
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