I found this save file while going through old versions of DF. I started digging and found and aquifer. This fortress is a few years after that discovery. I have pretty much stopped work on this fortress after i upgraded to 40.d. In the conversion process it prevents you from altering dwarven professions.
A couple of notes:
Roughly 200 pumps were active at certain times to pierce the aquifer.
The power generation is over 2000 and most of it is used.
2 levels of aquifer were pierced. I believe it was a 44 by 44 hole.
One aquifer was tapped as a fountain, using the aquifer below as a drain.
One aquifer was walled off and floodgated to be used as a lake.
This is the first level of the aquifer that I discovered. I had considered a normal breach using just a few pumps, but decided that would be too easy.
I began construction of the pumps and power system on the level above. I nearly ran out of stone to build this level. As construction was underway I was able to find a stone cluster on the level above.
The pumps to clear this level required over 2000 power.
Even with the pumps draining the outer wall it took 2 years to mine out and contain the center aquifer tile.
That is another PoI - Zaltanek
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Submitted by: Doomender - 2009-06-06 to 1066 Early Autumn
Hey, nice fountain. I try to do the same basic theme, but my dwarves keep drowning. Maybe I should go for your method....