[permaculture] Rainwater harvesting pond story

Redding, Trudie A tredding at mail.utexas.edu
Mon Aug 10 17:52:06 EDT 2009


Thank you so much for your article. What will you do about mosquitos?

Trudie 


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From: permaculture-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:permaculture-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Suraj Kumar
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 10:28 AM
To: permaculture
Subject: [permaculture] Rainwater harvesting pond story

Hi Guys,

On our tiny acreage farm (1.86 acres), we recently finished building a
3 stepped 3825 sq.ft. sized pond with a max depth of 22 ft. We had
three goals:

   1. Store water for irrigation needs during the dry-seasons (post
monsoon and then pre-monsoon)
   2. Conserve the constructed pits / wells / dams / hedges / whatever structure
   3. Storing run-away water / Retrieving stored water must be doable
using as little energy as possible

We rented out a backhoe excavator (JCB-3CX) and two tipper tractors
for this job.

http://wiki.sunson.in/rain_water_harvesting explains the design in
terms of satisfying these above three goals.

Please feel free to let out your comments!

Cheers,

  -Suraj

-- 
"The Greatest Shortcoming of the Human Race is
our Inability to Understand the Exponential Function"
Dr. Albert Bartlett
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