Aug 3, 2006

6 inches of rain.

Two days later the top two swales are empty but the bottom is getting
all the excess infitration and has standing water.
The Pond is still getting water from passive drainage.

Strom 2: Dam, Swale and Spillway 2
Dam Outlet submerged and errosion sheeting blew off in the preceeding
wind. Straw pilled up ahead of spillway cathcing sediment and
floating mulch. Quack Grass and Clover holding well on top of spillway.
The larger Upper Swale may be best way to store water beyond the pond
so it travels farther, slower, later.

2nd Swale
Almost full but would need much more to spill.
A great time for pulling weeds.
Previously floting mulch has been moved to the berm or trodden into the
swale base.

Having the top swale oversized may be a great way to hold, slow and
extend the water "occupancy" during this dry time.


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