[permaculture] flushing out

John Schinnerer eco_living at yahoo.com
Mon May 13 03:17:25 EDT 2002


> Yes, it would probably flush-out pretty quickly, but I think it would
> be preferable to try to remove the nasties before the water leaves
> the land, even if this did involve some earth /lavaworks:

I agree, in principle...and, if it is simply ripped lava with little or
no soil on top, the water leaves the land pretty directly downwards
through the rip zone and into the mostly ever-present cracks and
fissures and tubes and chambers and so on.  It's a very porous place...

Plantings over the whole area would probably have best chance to uptake
some.  There's far less chance (than most other situations I can think
of) that plantings on (for example) the lower boundaries of the
property will ever touch (to clean) any of the water that infiltrates
uphill of them.

John Schinnerer, MA
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