[permaculture] Access road run-off control strategies.

Rick Valley bamboogrove at cmug.com
Sun Dec 28 22:53:52 EST 2003

> From: "Antonio Scotti" <antonio.scotti at tiscali.es>
> what would it be a good way of collecting water runoff? Perhaps having a
> channel on each side of the road?
If you have an erosion problem on the road, it's probably too steep to use
to collect water along its length. Instead, put the water into the soil in
lots of locations, where trees can use it.
> Also how can I could I efficiently trap/filter the debris that are carryied
> along with the water?
small swales, one for each water bar. perhaps with wood buried in the swale
or berm to develop the soil and moisture retention, ala Fukuoka & Mazibuko.

This is all very simple to demonstrate on the ground. Via email you need a
poet with an engineer's understanding on both ends.


(back in from working on the access road in the rain.) Down with pipes! Keep
it simple!

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