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    What type of pump can I use to pump water for gardening and lawn watering from a creek that would be about 5 feet below creek and need maybe 200 feet of distance and about 25 feet of rise at highest place. Any advice would be awesome.

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    A shallow well jet pump will work if you can get it down close to the water. But a submersible sunk in the creek would be my choice.

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    I'm doing about the same with a shallow jet pump. The pump sits 200' away from the creek and about 11' elevation from water level. It works fine for watering the garden but is a PITA to prime come spring. I would much prefer to have a submersible but the spring time flooding would probably take it away from me.
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    I have a Goulds irrigator 2hp pumping from a creek which is tide effected. It sits about 2 feet above high tide, been there for close to 20 years. Been under water several times over the years and still runs fine. I remove the suction and drain it each fall, primes on one filling in the spring.

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    Thanks for the fast input. I was thinking submersible but I could get a shallow jet about 10' or 12' above water...so that might work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybob View Post
    Thanks for the fast input. I was thinking submersible but I could get a shallow jet about 10' or 12' above water...so that might work.
    lol - jaybob, have you been working on this project for a year and a half now?

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