WATER IS THE FOUNDATION OF LIFE
EARTHWORKS & WATER RETENTION LANDSCAPES
Water retention landscapes catch/store water, reduce runoff/erosion and mitigate flood/fire events
Water Retention Landscapes Help With
Catch and infiltrate water to reduce runoff and fully utilize your natural water sources.
Harvest water and organic material to reduce soil erosion and loss of nutrients.
Mitigate flood and fire events by rehydrating your landscape and establishing resistant vegetation.
How It Works
Slow water in the landscape by treating the catchment with enhanced vegetation and organic material.
Spread water in the landscape by making it take the longest and slowest path through the landscape.
Sink water in the landscape by placing water harvesting earthworks and key infiltration points.
Grow food and establish ecosystems in rehydrated landscapes to create resilient and abundant landscapes.
Earthworks and Interventions
Ponds / Dams
Earthen dams placed at key points in the landscape create ponds and vernal pools to rehydrate the surrounding area and create more vegetation and habitat.
Infiltration basins are depressed basins at key points within the landscape to catch runoff, infiltrate greywater and harvest rainwater.
Swales act as on contour water catchment for infiltration, establishing new vegetation and distributing water evenly throughout the landscape.
Terraces are level areas on a sloped hillside used to catch and distribute water, reduce soil erosion and cultivate vegetation.