I'm in an area ina river bottom where I believe there to be good water at a shallow depth(+/-50ft) I've contacted a few well drillers in the area to drill a larger size well for around here(10"+) but all the prices I've gotten were 80-150K, but of course all these prices are to use oversize rigs and what not, and some don't believe I have enough water at that depth. I have a water well with 2" screens in the bottom at 45' that will make 43 gallons per minute. So I was thinking that a 10-16" straight walled well would get me to enough to feasibly flood duck ponds. I see multiple people in and around Missouri that put in multiple wells that are good size wells and they use pvc casing which tells me they are very shallow. What kind of methods are they using around there to do this? I can't see some of those people spending the kind of prices I've been giving. I keep thinking that there must be some kind of auger type rig for that shallow, similar to what is used to put in the conductor and mouse hole to start drilling and oil well. Any ideas?