Considering we are in an exceptional drought, I was astonished to find water running with beautiful waterfalls in our usually dry creek. As it turns out my neighbor--who has landlocked us, destroyed our privacy along with all his understory vegetation, bulldozed his portion of the creek, and dug a huge pond upstream from us--was releasing water. He told Farmer Rick he was trying to find a pond leak and wasn't going to charge us for the free water. Although our thirsty oak is getting a good drink, it would have been nice if he'd let us know beforehand. Don't you think it would have been neighborly to ask first?