Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brawley, CA.
Big Horn sheep drinker repair
Just got back to town after a busy morning. Our local Jeepers, some members of the San Diego Jeep Club and some JustRuns group members got together to assist the crew from Desert Wildlife Unlimited make some plumbing repairs and haul water out to a drinker in our East desert.
"Today we had a bunch of volunteers come out to assist the Desert Wildlife Unlimited crew repair a Bighorn Sheep drinker out in the east desert. Thank you to the Just Runs volunteers, Rick left San Diego at 3 AM to get to Brawley on time! San Diego Jeep Club also participated. The water level in this drinker was quite low, so DWU had two 1000 gallon trailers and a 500 gallon rig at the staging area south of Hiway 78. David Byrum towed in another 500 gallon tank that Radco provided. We used the smaller tank trailers to haul the water up a steep grade and back in to the unloading area where the water was pumped over 300 feet down to the actual drinker location. The DWU crew worked on repairing the drinker plumbing and catchment dam while the Jeepers transferred the water and hauled it to the site. Thank you Marvin, Joy, Otis, David, Amy, John, Rick. Plus thanks to the great guys with Desert Wildlife Unlimited, temps were hitting 100 degrees+ and they accomplished a lot. A lot of work! But the population of Bighorn in this area will have water for some time, at least until the next rain replenishes the water."
The liver is evil, it must be punished.
2006 LJ Rubicon, 6 sp. 3.5/4 in. RE lift, Rockhard front bumper, Hanson rear bumper, ORO spare/dual jerry can carrier, Moab wheels with Spidertrax 1.5" spacers, 285/75R16 BFG KO2's, Misch overhead shelf, Black Box 2-way, Kenwood Excelon double din nav/cd/dvd/am/fm/sirius system, Rigid SideShooter front LED's, Warn winch, custom Viair OBA, Banks Cat-back exhaust