swales and earthworks

rick valley bamboogrove at cmug.com
Mon Jun 4 03:17:12 EDT 2001

Larry Santoyo sez;
>-You don't want
>to work on too steep or too shallow of a soil profile, even in the
>northeast but especially in the west, bedrock can be quite close to
>the surface especially on hills...under those conditions, cutting
>swales for infiltration has caused landslides, flooding and erosion
yeah, infiltration needs soil to work! But you *could* do some artful 
quarrying, I suppose! Working on too steep a slope is one of the most 
common "pushing-the-limits" things I see people doing with earthworks. 
But most seem to get away with it.  The Lord looks out for 'em, I guess. 

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