I currently irrigate 3 pivots out of a storage pond that is filled by a nearby creek. The silt that is in the water is wearing out the turbine on a yearly basis. We built the pond last year hoping the silt would settle out but although not wearing out the impellers like before when we were pumping directly out of creek we are still wearing the pump bushings and shaft. We have a 150 Hp turbine that sits in a well that is tied in to pond by a horizontal culvert.
The pond was engineered professionally it is 150ft by 50ft - 6 ft deep. Engineer now thinks I need to build a berm and spend a bunch more money. Im thinking just change over to a 150 hp centrifigal.
another improvement might be my intake in to well as it currently sits only a couple feet off bottom of pond.
hoping someone has the issues or same type of setup