They had to dam up the creek because it is very low on water.
This pump is running through 150 feet of water hose and it does have a pretty good stream of water for a cheaper pump. They calculated the energy costs to run the drill and it costs approx. .10 an hour to run. They have been watering about 3 hours every other day and have reported very little difference on their electric bill.
If the drought continues they will have to move to a bigger creek that is farther from their home because the smaller creek will dry up soon.