When searching for a site I was careful to select an area with high rainfall to ensure I'd have plenty of trees. This area seems to have nearly the maximum possible amount of precipitation; rain is nearly continuous, with only the occasional pause for a minute or so.
As a result, my moat is filling up without any action on my part, due to the fact that it runs through a few ponds. It's not a huge problem, as the design I have in mind will eventually include bridges that cover the moat so I'll have control over the water level at that point.
I pierced two layers of aquifer here using the cave-in method. Unfortunately, it took me all spring and summer, with very little time for anything else, so I had no trade goods to make purchases from the first caravan. - FunkyWaltDogg
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I don't know how it happened, but the aquifer reaches the very top soil layer at this point. I wasn't yet ready to deal with breaching it so I built a wall to secure this part of the perimeter. - FunkyWaltDogg
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