It's unusual for us to get much rain in April, but on the 15th we got enough that the arroyo ran a bit and I caught some water in my dirt tanks. Here I'm pumping it into one of my concrete tanks. However, as much as I patched on the tank, it still leaks. I'll work on it some more next winter. Meanwhile, I should have plenty of water to lavish on my oasis until summer rains begin. (Click to enlarge.) The close end is the deepest and now has about 8 feet of water in it. The far end has about 5 feet.
Below is a wildlife pond that got some much needed water diverted into it. The water will clear up in a few days.
Last but not least, is my huge tank that doesn't leak. It's brimful and 9 feet deep.
I have lived in the Christmas Mountains since 1976, and started my oasis in 1996. You may contact me at email@example.com for visiting instructions if you are a birder or naturalist. No minors. Pet rules are the same as for Big Bend National Park.