Don’t you just hate it when this happens? I know I do…

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It just ruins an otherwise perfect landscape…

So how do we fix flowing water in Minecraft? In this post, I’ll show you two methods to do this.

First Method – The vanilla way.

If you’re adamant on using vanilla Minecraft, then there’s no easy way to fix flowing water. The best method is to make a dirt “bridge” over the affected area and to dump buckets of water underneath is, like this:

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Unfortunately, this method is cumbersome and takes an eternity… so here’s an easier water to fix flowing water in Minecraft:

Second Method – WorldEdit to the rescue:

Instead of playing around with buckets for a good ten minutes, I strongly recommend you use WorldEdit. WorldEdit is a plugin for CraftBukkit servers that can also run on single player maps (If you don’t know how to do this, you should check out this tutorial).

When you have WorldEdit installed, all you need to do is to follow these instructions:

  1. Stand in the water next to the problematic blocks. You need to be one block deep.
  2. In the chat, type /fixwater radius, where radius is a number that corresponds to the radius in which the water will be corrected (If the affected area is large, then put in a large value.). Per example, you could type /fixwater 10, and this would fix any flowing water within ten blocs of you. Then press enter.
  3. There is no third step! easy eh?

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I hope this post saves you some time!


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