Drainage in a dirt floor run-in

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    12-11-2012, 05:47 PM
Drainage in a dirt floor run-in

With the big rains we've had this weekend, it has become apparent that I got the grade wrong in our run-in, or should I say mud bog :(

I have straw/shavings to put down for now, but what kind of angle should I aim for?
Is this something I can D.I.Y. With hand tools, or do I need outside help?
Relatives? Pros?

It's a 8ft x 16ft run in, enclosed on 3 sides, and I'd like to keep it as a dirt floor because we'll be upgrading to a pole barn, hopefully sooner than later.

It's getting pretty mushy around the water tank and salt block too, if anyone has any ideas there, that would help :)
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    12-11-2012, 05:51 PM
Some times when you get alot of rain its bad no matter what you do. I'd just like some rain
    12-11-2012, 06:06 PM
^^^ Agreed. Is the open side to the east/south?
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    12-11-2012, 07:35 PM
It's more NE/E than South
    12-13-2012, 11:04 AM
You may be getting rain from the north. The best thing to do before wasting time/$ is to go out while it is raining and see if the water is just raining into the shelter or draining on the ground.
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    12-13-2012, 07:08 PM
Thank you for an excellent idea!
Looks like we're expecting rain on Saturday, so I'll let you know what happens.

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