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.
After digging out the rest of the aquifer within the containment walls, I was able to contain 1 aquifer tile with walls. After I added floodgates I can now have an endless fountain when the gates are open. The level below is also a contained aquifer. This lets me drain the water of the fountain into the level below. Grates were added to prevent the water pressure from pushing dwarves into the 7/7 water and dying.
The dwarves seem to love playing in the water. - 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....