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Permablitz #22 Deb's mini swales (Nov 2015)

Posted on August 24, 2016 at 1:45 AM

Who lives here - Deb and her dog Molly

Aim of the blitz - Build a mini swale to allow water into the dry-as-a-bone soil profile.

Project details - Mark out on-contour mini swale, fill in rabbit holes and pull out weeds.

Challenges faced - Deb had to leave for fire station dutires and the remaining blitzers were left leaderless, so only one swale was finished.

Achieved on the day - Dug out a ditch and using the soil to build a berm making a swale 20 metres long.

Follow up - When the next lot of rain fell the swale caught and slowed down the water running off the hill allowing it to soak into the ground.


Categories: Swales

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