Next I got my sister to help me uninstall the one big gas pump at the upper dirt tank and replace it with my other big gas pump from the lower dirt tank. A gargantuan task for us. No change. There has to be a blockage somewhere. Either residue from that rat's nest I had back in early June, or mud around the suction hose inside the tank. But the water is over my head so I have to pump it down before I can check that out. What I thought would be an 8 hr job has been 24 hrs and counting.
And another sleep-deprived night to anticipate. While I was working at the tank I observed this strange cloud formation over my mountain. Looks like a tiny funnel cloud reaching out and touching the mountain, but I doubt it was.