Monthly Archives: August 2017

Erosion Control Banks & Waterway

Soil erosion in cropping land causes a loss of productivity, sedimentation in downstream areas and reduces water quality. It can be controlled by maintaining as much cover on the surface of the soil as possible and by managing run-off. When run-off occurs, it concentrates as it moves downslope towards drainage lines, creeks and rivers.  Whenever…

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Drainage Design Solutions of Different Topographies

Question: What is the best approach when designing fields for drainage? Answer: Based on our experience designing 100,000s of acres, we have come up with these rules of thumb: Flatter Fields Suit Landforming Alone: On fields with relatively low slopes (e.g. less than 0.5%) then there are often many small shallow depressions. Landforming is generally…

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