Well I thought on Wednesday that we would get at least one of the irrigation issues solved. Unfortunately, although the ditch master was able to find an old irrigation head that he would be able to swap out for the broken leaking one, the creek is too high to be able to turn the pipeline off safely.
He went out and turned off the main intake by covering the end of the pipe in the upper lakes, but the pipeline apparently also is able to pull water from the creek that runs down our little valley. Due to us having a very high water year (the main river in the bigger valley we feed into may have a 10 year flood event later this month or early next, only time will tell!) the intake into the pipe that is located in the creek is really hard to get to, and neither myself or the ditch master felt that it was that critical to get our leak fixed. The pictures below are of the creek where it goes through our property and the vacant lot above us. We've never seen it this high!